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'he Gospel Messenger. 



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Vol. 32, Old Series. 



Mount Mokeis, III., and Huntingdon, Pa., January '2, 1894. 



No. 1. 



The Gospel Messenger. 



H- B. Bkuubaugh, Sdltor, 

5-d Buslnesa Kaii3«« or ihe Eastern Hoes i, 
Huntingdon, Pa. 



Table of Content*, 

Poetry ;-- 

Shall WeMe=t? By H. L. Hayings, 3 

Essays,— 

Primitive Christianity, as Understood and Practiced 

by the Brethren. Prayer. By J. G. Rcyer, 2 

Christian Courage. By Ros'e S. Myers, 3 

The Minister snd His Wo.-k. By Mary Hoover,.... 3 
Synoptical Report oi the Ministerial Meeting oi East- 
ern Pennsylvania. By George Bucher, 4 

Se'ected Thoughts 5 

Editorial,— 

New Year Thoughts, r 

Items 8 

Volume Thirty two, 8 

The Mission of the Holy S,l,-lt '. . 9 

Poor Fund 9 

Editorial "Wanderings In th: Old World. No. 62 9 

"'-• « Tr r ~ w—i. r» - - 

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beicg. And the great qutetion is, What shall we 
do and how ehall we get the holp needed? We 
get from our Heavenly Father the same as we get 
from any other reliable Bonrce. Aud that is ''by 
obeying orders." To get that which we do not 
have or cannot get of onraelvea, implies that we 
acknowledge a sonrce outside of onreelvee that is 
greater than we are. Atd for us to got from such 
source implies receiving on conditions Oar com- 
plying with these conditions U obeying the orders 
of the one who gives. This is right on the line 
of srip3riority. According to the laws of reason, 
of nature and of revelation, the weaker mnat lean 
on the stronger. And in this sense, we are all 
depondents, all learners. And therefore all have 
orders to obey. This ia especially true in our re- 
lation to our Heavenly Father. 

A story is told of an ugent of the Rothschild b' 
in New Orleans, who was intrusted by them to 
sell a large amount of cotton which they held, 
when it reached ft certain price. Believing the 
price v.ouid mm ioxTuei ■■ outU ) 

hesoV 

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direction of getting away from the orders of our 
Father in heaven and teaching and acting out the 
orders of onr own making. No matter how good 
may be the intentions or how promising the 
results, it is wrong— a sin, all the same. Oar 
succees in this life and the life to come depends 
on our obeying the orders of onr King, Christ Je- 
sus our Lord. Are we doing this? Are we sure 
we are? Let us examine carefully, else, like the 
Rothschild agent, we may be leaning on onr own 
judgments and trying to please our Master by 
disobeying his orders. 

Thongh financial troubles have been looming up 
before as and our monetary regulations have been 
tampered with, labor prostituted and production 
discouraged on account of low prices and loss of 
confidence, yet, on the whole, those who have 
trusted in the Lord, obeyed orders and stood on 
the snre foundation, have not suffered; yea, better, 
have been blessed. And as we enter the new 
T">»r there is certainly ue for duspondency. 

d by timo, politict, the tariff or t 



orders 



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ir nui? t' .'i, A* we step 

ovex ^ 'jrrefrhold of the new year, may all cf our 
hearts be filled with gratitude, remembering that 
through grace ^e enjoy the privilege. And as 
will be our abiding trust in the Great SDuroefrom 
which cur supplies com?, 30 will the year 1891 be 
to us.* God will give as we believe, as vre appreci- 
ate, as we need and as we aek, Acd as we enter 
the new year we want to do it intelligently, hav- 
ng within sight, a snre foundation npon which 
£ "pan plasa onr feet without a single doubt. 
®Vur loBses, crosses and ill-successes grew Iarge- 
, ,/out 0! our ignorance. We do not carefully 

* pugh £. ** ""way. As the great elephant in 

*/ Were sue . „ . , , r . 

S" lii 3 e carefully weighs each step, so 

should we do in all our dciuga in life. We have 

God-given powers and possibilities-. And what 

we need is not what we have not and what we 

cannot get, but to develop that which is ours to 

use and to enjoy. What we need io do is to take 

a common-sense view of the actual issues of life, 

33 they exist and open np before us. To leap in 

the dark ia alwajs unsafe. And yet it is by this 

kind of leaping that many of onr lives ate 

stranded. And we need not do this, because we 

b light. When we intelligently commit our 

WjB to the Lord, we always land on the "Sure 

Rock." Bat in doing this we must nee all the 

possibilities which God has given ns. To do 

>therwise would make our Uvea a sham and be an 

nsult to our Creator. 

But as we start out in the new year we all de- 



made bj 

. 
your successor, starts fur .New Orleans to-day." 
At first thought this would seem an nnwiEe thing 
to do. And yet we can not fail to see that such 
an agent would not be a safe man to retain in 
their employ, as it would b& placing the judgment 
of the agent above that of his employer. And 
while he was auccesaful in this one instance, to 
repeat the experiment might have brought about 
losses far beyond this gain. 
If disobedience ia so obj-eotionable on the part I mercies be. Goodness and meroy shall follow me 



Wo discover tin- 
rbythefaoeof the rty p d the color of 

: ,ids. W* f- ■ md ke long 

faces because of the imaginary ills that may come, 
and yet, somehow, fail to understand Hmfc-wr ' 
Heavenly Father is still LJivi&g- wioT'bs loving as 
ever he was; His ear is not dolled that he cannot 
hear, nor is his arm shortened that he cannot 
reaoh us. O, shamo on us! Let us get us up and 
stir ourselves. With that which we have in onr 
bands let us go forward. Oar "daily bread" 
will certainly come. As our needs so will our 



of men who are fallible and liable to err, how 
must it be in the estimation of our Heavenly Fa. 
ther who knows and cannot err? Bnt in obeying 
orders we must be careful in making proper dis- 
criminations and be eore that we do not obey the 
ordering oi men instead of what God has ordered. 

It has pleased the Lord to commit to his church 
and his servants very implicit directions and defi- 
nite orders. He has to? i what is to be done and 
how to do it. Everything that ia essential to sal- 
vation is given. He ha3 done it with all knowl 
edge, all understanding, having special reference 
to our present and eternal good. These orders 
are plainly given; we are his agents, and what we 
have to do is to obey; to obey those given, not to 
make new ones, to change or to add to. For us to 
do this would bs a thousand times more criminal 
than was the act of this agent who disobeyed the 
order of his employer with the best of intentions. 

How ia it with ns as agents of the Lord Jeans 
Christ? Are we not doing more teaching and 



all the days of my life just sb surely as I intelli- 
gently commit my ways to the Lord, where possi- 
bilities cannot be shortened and where care for 
us is unchangeable. Do we believe this? Lord, 
help thou our unbelief. 

And now, aa we start out in the new year, what 
is it we need most? The first thing, the greatest 
thing and the best thing for us, and the one that 
we must get if we don't already have it, is the 
kingdom of God in our hearts. The next are the 
things that help us most to trust in God, from 
whom our blessings are to come. We must go 
from cause to effect. See that the cause is all 
right and the effect will follow as a legitimate 
result. 

Jacob, in his time of distress, saw the ladder 
that reached from earth to heaven, and on it the 
angels of God descending and ascending. 'Twas 
enough. He saw the connection, and the messen- 
gers ascending and descending. This ladder is 
in all of your homes, and whatever will enable 



placing more Btrees on some of the things that j ua to see it ie onr greatest need, for to know this 
ermine that we will do something. To be a ; have not been ordered by the Master than those j is to be assured that our relation to the source 
central, a cypher, is beneath our ideas of our : that have? The tendency always haa been in the j {QmiuOtd en *v» /.) 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER 



January 2, 1894. 



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Idlng tho Word of Truth. '* 



BHAI.L WE MEET? 




i;Y II, I.. HASTINOS. 

■ w//rrt Edition, 
i i.i pre mi beyond the river, 
Where the surges c;ase to roll? 
Where, In all the bright forever, 

Sorrow ne'er shall press the eoul? 
Shall we meet with those departed, 

Who have bowed beneath death's wave? 
Shrill we meet the holy myriads, 
Who are ransomed from the grave? 

Shall wo mrrl ? Shall ivc meet ? 
Say, H vol Iter, shall we mtel ,* 

Shall we meet In giory's morning, 

After time's dark, gloomy night? 
Shall we hall Its radiant dawning, 

Scattering sorrow with lis light? 
Shall we meet when: all time's shadows 

To oblivion flee away? 
Shall we meet amid the brightness 

Of nn everlasting day? 

Shall we meet with all ttie ransomed, 

When our pilgrimage Is past? 
Shall we reach that blessed mansion 

We so long have sought, at last? 
Shall we meet beyond the desert, 

Far beyond the weary road? 
Shall we meet In joy Immortal, — 

Shall we In our flesh see God? 

Shall we meet In that blest harbor, 
When our stormy voyage Is o'er? 

Shall we meet and cast the anchor 
By the fair, celestial shore? 

Shall we rest from all our labors 
- swelling o£ the tide? 

Stttil w i i id ■ -■' forever. ' 



lm ol gl ■ r, 
Wl'.'i the ran ■ . blest? 

Shall we meel with all ihe holy, 

■ ihej ; "- 

Shall we meat with thow whoie brightness 

Shall the noonday sun outshine? 
Who ehnll bear the Savior's likeness 
In Its majesty divine? 

Shall we meet with many a loved one 

That was torn from our embra e? 
Shall we listen to their voices, 

And behold them face to face? — 
All the cherished and the longed for, 

Those whose grav;s<are mo'st with tears? 
Thos-: whose abserce made life weary 

Through the dark and tedious years? 

Shall we meet those buds of promise 

Blighted by death's chilling hand? 
Shall we see their fadeless beauty 

Blooming in the goodly land? 
Shall our hearts no more lie bleeding 

'Neath the strokes of sorrow's rod? 
Shall love's bands m more be sundered, 

In the paradise of God? 

Shall we meet with those invited 

To the marriage of the Lamb? 
Who shall then put on their glory, 

And forget their earthly shame? 
Shall we meet the shining myriads 

Who the songs of glory sing? 
Shall our voices join their praises 

To the Everlasting King? 

Shall we meet with Christ our Savior, 

When he comes to claim his own? 
Shall we know his blessed favor, 

And sit down upon his throne? 
Will he bid us share his glory, 

Where no shame shall ever be? 
Will he-bld us sing his praises, 

On that radiant crystal sea? 

Shall we meet the shining angels 
Who have guarded us while here? 

Shall we listen to their welcomes, 
And return their words of cheer? 

Shall we be their bright companions, 
Far beyond this land of tears? 



Shall wc share their h^ly raptures 
Through the lapse of endless years? 

Shall we meet in yonder city, 

Where the towers of crystal shine, 
Where the walls are all of jasper, 

Built by workmanship divine? 
Where the music of the ransomed 

Rolls In hirmony around, 
And creation swells the chorus, 

With Its sweet melodious sound? 

Shall we meet by life's pure liver, 

Where pellucid wa'ers glide? 
Where the healing leaves and flowers 

Deck the shores on either side? 
Where salvatlan's blessed harpings 

Float In holy melody? 
Where the monthly fruits are ripening 

On life's fair, Immortal tree? 

Shall we meet, O lonely pilgrim, 

When the burden we lay down? 
Shall we change our cross of anguish 

For the bright, unfading crown? 
Do we love our Lord's appearing? 

Shall we gladly see his face? 
Shall It beam with smiles of welcome? 

Shall he bring us endless grace? 
Shall we meet, O weary wanderer, 

Say, oh, will you meet me there, 
When earth's glory shall be darkness, 

And Its joy shall be despair? 
When before the throne of judgment 

We shall all together stand 
Will you pray and strive to meet me 

With the blest at Christ's right hand? 



PRIMITIVE CHRISTIANITY, AS UNDERSTOOD 
AND PRACTICED BY THE BRETHREN. 



[We invite careful and intelligent criticism on all Ihe articles published 
ider this head. Criticisms on language, facts and arguments will be in or- 
der, and should be seal lo the author of the article to which they refer.] 



Prayer. 

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The*!. V- '-, iB. 



■ I ■■! .i. Christ Jesus concerning you." 

In Four Parts.— Part One. 

ITS NATDBE. 

Prater has been defined as "the offering tip 
of onr desires nnto God, in the name of Christ, 
for things agreeable, to his. will, with confession 
of our sins, and thankfal acknowledgment of his 
mercies." (See ""Westminster Shorter Cate- 
chism.") 

Prayer presnppoBes the existence of a personal 
God,— the "Father of onr spirits,"— who is deep- 
ly concerned in man's welfare. It is an act 
through which the mind comes into communion 
with this personal God. It is the offering up to 
him oil our thoughts and feelings, — the comiBg 
into his presenoe for the purpose of revealing to 
him, as to a parent, the joys and sorrows, the 
hopes and fears of the soul. 

Prayer may be only the confessing, in a peni- 
tential manner, of one's sins and failures; or it 
may be supplicating and entreating the Lord for 
mercies, or beseeching him to stay his displeasure. 
Again, it may be an act of praise and thanksgiv- 
ing, a recognition and acknowledgment of God's 
goodness, or an expression of gratitude for bless- 
ings received. While prayer may consist of any 
or all of these phases, they usually mingle or 
follow each other in the same prayer. 

Whether one or all of them enter into the act, 
prayer should express just what one feels and 
thinks, and it should atop the moment it ceases 
to be the real expression of the need, the thought, 
and the feeling. It should always be accompa- 
nied by a solemn conviction of the character and 
attributes of God, and a feeling of the suppliant's 
own sinfulness and helplessness. There should 
also be a fixed resolution to obey God in the 
future. 



WHO MAY PRAY? 

The tendency to pray is innate. Provision 
seems to have been made for it in the structure 
of the mind. No matter how widely nations have 
differed in their religions, the best in each of 
them have invariably tended toward having com- 
munion with invisible superior beings, or with 
God. And while there are essential limits to the 
right of prayer, we have every reason to believe 
that even among those who are not "of the 
household of faith," the faintest aspiration God- 
ward, — the weakest cry for help, will reach his 
ear, and will be responded to with mercies and 
blessings conferred or tendered. The words, 
"This man receiveth sinners," are the chief glo- 
ry of Jesus. His mission to-day is one of mercy, 
and he seeks to save by every possible means. 
He nurses, helps and strengthens every conscious 

lifting of the soul to God. "A bruised reed," 

a weaker thing than which can scarcely be found, 
— "shall he not break;" and smoking flax," — a 
lamp almost gone out,— giving forth smoke where 
there should be light, "shall he not quench." 
Isa. 42. So, no matter how far the sinner may 
have wandered away, the moment he becomes 
sensible of his own vileness and wants God's 
help to a better life, that moment he has a right 
to look up and say, "Our Father which art in 
heaven." 

UNCEASING PRAYER. 

Christ gave his diBcipIes that model known 
among us as the Lord's Prayer, but he said little 
by way of direot command or exhorlation to pray. 
His example said more than words could have 
said. Either his example or his precept, or both, 
wrought in his disciples such a spirit of prayer, 
that after his ascension they " with one accord 
contijjUfcd steadfastly in prayer," until tuey were 
';. b- •■■he Spirit to ^o cut and preach. On 

MIS betra^at, Yfueu ■i.r.r. '.;, ;u ,yi.« ua« 

goae with Mm bo far as any one could go into 
the "valley of the shadow of death," he said, 
Watch aDd pray that ye enter not into tempta- 
tion" (Matt. 26:41); setting up two BnfesuftrdSj 
— watchfulness and prayer, against \ ing to 
temptation. 

Since that is not watchfulness which is periodi- 
cal, and since the watching and praying are to go 
together, it follows that what he commands is an 
habitual attitude of prayerfulness. Paul taught 
the same doctrine when he exhorted the brethren 
to " Pray without ceaeing. In every thing give 
thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Je- 
sus concerning you." (1 ThesB, 5: 17, 18 ) This 
may fairly be construed to mean that we shall 
be regular in the or lervance of the stated seasons 
of prayer, — not allowing trifling causes to inter- 
rupt our seasons for prayer in the' - 5 n the 
family, and at the usual seasons whi- \ 
prays. 

Indeed that Christian is in an unhappy state, 
who suffers himself, by attention to worldly 
cares, to be bronght into such a condition that he 
cannot engage in prayer with proper feelings. 
But the text means more than for us to act so 
that it may be said we pray regularly in the clos- 
et, in the family and in the church. It means 
that in our dependence upon Christ and accept- 
ance of his grace, the attitude of the soul should 
be one of such " constant asking, and asking with, 
such confident expectation, that the prayer and 
thanks are simultaneous." (Simmons). 

While the meaning is not that we shall be 
praying at all times, it does mean that we are 
never done praying. The aot of prayer must nec- 
essarily be periodical, the spirit of prayer should 
be incessant. It is this attitude of soul that en- 
ables the child of God to profit by every occur- 
rence in life, and bo be always happy, because he 



January 2, 1891. 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER 



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is continually obedient and grateful. He realizes 
that for him " All things work together for good." 
Thua the Christian doea not only "pray without 
ceasing/' but be gives to the praying tendency of 
the mind such training and development as is 
given io faith, to kindness, and to any other 
power of the son!, — a culture which causes this 
element of the soul to act continually; developing 
such a leaning toward communion with God, that 
daily there will be a movement of the goal toward 
prayer. This is unceasing prayer. 
Ml. Morris, III. 



CHRISTIAN COURAGE. 



BY ROSIE S. MY.ERS, 

On the pages of profane history are recorded 
many bold and daring adventure?. The names of 
these aotors, as well as their courageous deeds, are 
ever receiving the praise and commendation of 
man. Perhaps the only motive that prompted 
many of these to act was a desire (o be enrolled 
with the heroes of this worlj, or, as the inspired 
Apostle puts the answer, " flow they do it to ob- 
tain a corruptible crown." 

But we, who profess to be Christians, have an 
incorruptible crown in view, a crown of glory that 
will never fade, yea I an inheritance in heaven. As 
the man of fame and renown does not gain his 
honor or distinction by fear or cowardioe, in like 
manner we, in our Christian race, in our conflict 
with sin, to be successful must " be strong in the 
Lord," strong and persevering in his service and, 
if neoessary, be willing to suffer for the name of 
Christ. 

This we cannot do of ourselves, but there is one 
to whom we can ever go with confidence for that 
which yre need. The Psalmist says : " God is 

OUT^refuge and o*T:o»gtK, «. ^. 7 ^.- j0 --^t y v 

time of trouble." He has offered" lis hie 'whole 
armor and if we are willing to wear it, we will be 
prepared to meet the temptations and difficulties 
that obstruct onr Christian pathway, siaca there is 
nothing more certain but what we will have ene- 
mies to enoounter on our pathway. 

" The souls that would to Jesus press, 

Must fix this firm and sure, 
That tribulation more or less, 

We must and shall endure." 

This has been the experience of God's people in 
all ages. Bible history furnisheB many such ex- 
amples. Daniel is a notable character for courage 
and fidelity. Contrary to the decree of King 
Darius, which placed him under sentence of death, 
he continued his accuetomed devotions. "He 
kneeled upon hia knees three times a day and 
prayed and gave thanks before his God." 

Were such an edict put in force now, I wonder 
how many of us would prove to be as decided and 
resolute in our purposes ? Judging from the 
meager service that God sometimes receives from 
us, we could, perhaps, easily persuade ourselves 
that under the circumstances, the Lord would ex- 
cuse us from prayer, at least for thirty dayB. 

Not so with Daniel. He was true to his convic- 
tions of right, and trusted God for the result, and 
in the. end he was wonderfully blessed. 

A captain, at evening roll oall, said to his com- 
pany : "Boldiers, I am ordered to detail ten men 
for a very dangerous service, but of the greatest 
importance to the army in the coming battle. I 
have not the heart to pick the men, for the chances 
are against their ever coming back. But if there 
are ten men in the company who will volunteer 
for the service, they may Btep two paces to the 
front." As the captain ceased speaking that whole 
line stepped two paces forward and stood there 
with every man in his place and ranks as even as 
before. The captain's eyes were dim and his voice 



faltered as he said : ' Soldiers, I thank yon ; I am 
proud to be captain of such a company." 

Now, we are Christian soldiora and Jesus is our 
Captain, aad the same courageous spirit should 
move every brother and sister iu fighting the bat- 
tles of the Lord, since our cause is of far more im- 
portance for the good of humanity. Let ns all step 
to the front and push the work with energy and 
zeal and never shirk a elugle deity. 

The combat iu whioh we are engaged, requires 
no bullets or bayoaetB " The sword of the spirit 
which is the word of God," is the only weapon re- 
quired. To become skillful in Us use, we ought 
to attend all the training or drilling exeroisee. 
Every sermon that we hear and every Sunday 
school lesson which we study will add to our 
strength and courage to foil the enemy. "The 
word of the Lird ia qniok and powerful, sharper 
than any two-edged eword," and it will meet every 
requirement in driving back the adversary if we 
always refer him, as did our Leader, to that which 
"is written." 

Let us ever have the courage to stand up for the 
right and " endure hardness, as gocd soldiers of 
Jesus Christ." This may not secure for ub the 
praise of man or gain us an illustrious name in 
this world, but when the hour of death comes, we 
can "rejoice that our names are written in 
heaven " 

New Enterprise, Pa 



THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK. 

[An essay written by Mary Hoover and read at the Minis- 
terial Meeting of Northeastern Ohio, held at the Beech Grove 
church, Wayne County, Nov. io, 1803; sent for publication by 
request of the meeting, with an additional thought by the 
writer. 

As this meeting is called a Ministerial Meeting, 

we presume it appropriate to direct the thoughts 
'.re have t» olfer mostly en h • munKnei n^w au 

work and to the work of his companion. Not tha« 

we would presume or feel ourselves competent to 

teach our brethren in the ministry, but only to stir 

up their pure minds by way of remembrance. 

The Apostle Paul, in w*iting to Timothy in re- 
gard to his duties as a minister and an elder or 
overseer of the church, in the fourth chapter of hiB 
first letter says : " Be thou an example to the be- 
lievers, in word, in conversation, in chatity, in 
spirit, in faith, in purity." He also tells him to 
"give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doc- 
trine," not to neglect the gift that was given him 
by propheoy, "with the laying on of the hands of 
the presbytery," to meditate on these things and 
give himself wholly to them, that hia profiting 
might appear to all. He also tells him to take 
heed to himself and the doctrine, to continue in 
them, for in so doing he would both save himself 
and them that would hear him. Blessed promise! 
If he would take hoed to himself and the doctrine, 
and continue in them, he would save himself and 
them that heard him. 

Brethren, will not this promise be fulfilled in 
yon, if you take heed to yourselves and the doc- 
trine and continue in them? 

Again, in Acts 20, when the Apostle Paul had 
called the elders from the church at Bphesus to 
Miletus, to give them his farewell address, he said 
to them that he had not shunned to declare unto 
them all the counsel of God. "Therefore take 
heed to yourselves and to the flook over whioh the 
Holy Ghost haB made you overseers, to feed the 
ohuroh of God whioh he has purchased with his 
own blood, "for," said he, "I know that after my 
departure shall grievous wolves enter in among 
you, not sparing the flock," etc. 

Again, in his letter to Titue, he says: "In all 
things showing thyself a pattern of gocd works, 
in doctrine shewing nncorruptness, gravity, sin- 
cerity." 



How very important it is, then, that onr minis- 
tering brethren live holy, pure lives, in meeknesa 
and godly fear, such Hvsb as they would wish the 
brethren and sisters to imitate. Dear brethren, 
the purity of the church, to a great degree, de- 
pends upon the example, the pattern and the teach- 
ing yon give in conversation, in dootrine, and also 
in appearance. 

Iu order to retain that humble appearance that 
most ohsraoterize the church of God (which has 
been one of the prominent features of our beloved 
Brotherhood) mnoh depends upon how oloselyour 
ministeriDg brethren adhere to the pattern (recom- 
merd d by Christ and the holy apostles) and the 
example handed down to us by our older brethren, 
many of whom have gone to rest Do any of yon, 1 
my brethren, say, " It is of little importance how I 
wear my hair and beard, and how my olothes are 
made, only so they suit me? " Surely your example 
Ins much to do with the appearance of the mem- 
bers over whom the Holy Ghost has made you 
overseers. Are you teaching them by example to 
be more like the world, or more humble ; a people 
separate from the world iu appearance, in conver- I 
sation, in dootrine and in purity? 

The apostle, in giving Timothy directions as to 
what qualifications the bishops and deaoons 
should have, also sayB that even so must their 
wives be grave, not slanderers ; sober, faithful in 
all things. Let ns go to Webster to see what the 
apostle means when he says we must be grave. 
Wehater Bays "grave" denoteB a state of mind, ap- 
pearance, etc , which results from the pressure of 
weighty interests, and is opposed to hilarity ( f 
feeling, vivacity of manner ; having an air or man- 
ner appropriate to weighty thonght. 

Dear sisters, who have been oalled as helpers to 
our companions in the ministry, do we feel the 

L'.jT^'. is to the rfocs, and also to 'help cdre 161 
them and aid in winning souls from the rankB of 
Satan? Of how great importance is it that we 
adorn our profession with gravity, that we be 
sober, not slanderers, but faithful in aii things , 
that we have " the ornament of a meek and quiet 
spirit, whioh ia in the sight of God of great price," 
and that we have our bodies adorned in a manner 
that we are willing to have our younger siaters 
pattern after I How important it ia that the hum- 
ble appearance of our sisterhood lose none of its 
holy and becoming features by our having been 
among those who are to be examples. 

The apoatle also recommenda that not only the 
wives of the official brethren be faithful, etc., but 
in his letter to Titus he saya the aged or older 
women should be in behavior aa becometh holi- 
nesB, and shonld be teachers of good things, that 
they may teach the young women to be sober, to 
love their husbandB, to love their children. So it 
is very necessary that all who profess Christ live 
aober, righteous and godly lives, for without holi- 
ness no man shall see the Lord. 

May God help us all to cleanse ouraelveB more 
thoroughly from all unrighteousness, and to feel 
more fully the importance of devoting our time, 
talents and means to promote hia glory and to save 
the lost and perishing. 

Chatham Centre, Ohio. 



" A conductor on a train, waa overheard, the 
other day, counseling a young girl, after this 
fashion, avowing at the same time that he waa 
not religious, but only 'a decent sort of a rail- 
road maul' 'Never go to a dance,— there ia al- 
ways harm in it. It has proved many a time the 
firBt step toward ruin for both men and women. 
Not while I live would I allow a daughter of mine 
to go. I know too much about the harm that there 
is in it to allow a danghter of mine to dance,' " 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER. 



January 2, 1894. 



A SYNOPTICAL REPORT OF THE B""8TBKUL 
MEETING OF EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA. 



BY OEOBQE BUOHEH 



The meeting was held in the Ohicques church, 
in the Elizabethtown meetinghouse, N07. 21-23, 
1893 Bro. S. R Zag was elected Moderator, and 
Geo. Bncher, cletk. 

I. " The Object of Ministerial Meetings." 

They improve the ministry, and through them 
the ohnich. They tend to more fully unite the 
minister*, give them unity of thought, of argu- 
ment, and of practice. 

a, "The Unity oi the Chmches a Necessity." 

The work of the ohurch is best accomplished 
when her ministers and local churches are unried. 
A house divided against itself cannot stand, The 
unity must be as God directs.-with God and his 
Word Should ooDgregationalism be allowed, 
then " familviem " must be, and if "familyism," 
then individualism. 

, " What Is the most Edifying Way ol Opening and Clos 
l„g Meetings ol Public Worship, and how much Time should 
Necessarily be Used?" 

The gist of this subject hinges on the word edi- 
fying. Be prompt I Oommenoe at the appointed 
time Do not wait on minister A., or deaoon B., 
or members 0. D. E or F. Nothing humiliates 
one so much as coming too late. Commence on 
time and that will cure the tardy. It should be 
understood beforehand who is to open the meet- 
ing. Do not talk enough to constitute a short 
sermon, and then say, " I did not intend to preach 
a sermon." This will hardly produce edifiostion. 
Singing, reading a psalm or exhortation, and 
prayer, should not occupy more than fifteen min- 

*■,.., _ -~ -w— 

minister to get np at the cloae and say, "I fear I 
was not understood," and spend another five or 
ten minutes to explain will scarcely make the dis 
oourse any better. To get (he people interested 
we must be interested ourselves. Do not pray so 
long I hat some fall asleep. We may go to ex- 
tremes, and even train members to be sleepy. 

a. "What U the Kingdom of God? How and when 
does It appear? 

It is the ohurch militant, and the church trium 
phant, and inoludes all the ohildren of God, from 
the beginning of the world to the end of time. It 
is not of this woiH, and iB distinguished from the 
kingdom of the world by the Savior's words, 
"Peace I leave with yon; my peace I give unto 
yon, not as the world giveth, give I unto you." 
The world gives peace by compulsion; Ohrist, in 
the kingdom of God, to volunteers only. 

5-. "Ciurch Government; How Successfully Adminis- 
tered." 



Where there is a government, there must be one 
to govern. The governor muBt be a man. The 
elder must first learn to govern himself, and then 
his own family. His wife should be in harmony 
with his well-regulated principles of government, 
in order that he does not say one thing and his 
wife another. To be successful he must govern 
alike everywhere. If he does not keep his own 
church iu order, he cannot be successful in other 
churohes. The elder's co-laborers should be faith- 
ful to him. Each officer should be careful not to 
interfere with any other officer's particular work. 
Every member must strive to govern himself. 
The church being the pillar and ground of the 
truth, the responsibility necessarily rests to a 
greater extent on her than on her servant — the 
bishop. If the bishop gets out of order it is the 
duty of the church to set him right Although 
the greater responsibility rests on the chnroh, yet 



it is the bishop's duty to instruct her as it is the 
duty of the judge to instruct the jury. 

6. "How the Savior Taught and Trained his Disciples to 
Preach the Gospel." 

This is differently understood for the reason 
that preaching is differently practiced. We have 
the Word of God in the Son of God. W ith this 
the Savior thoroughly imbued tbe minds of his 
disciples. He taught them to follow him. This 
made them more and more like himself. He said 
to his dissiples as no one else could, " Unto me is 
given all power, in heaven and in earth," etc. Do 
not go in your own power; go np to Jerusalem and 
tarry until ye be " endued with power from on 
high." This power— this Spirit— reminded them 
of all he had taught them. They were taught to 
give God the honor and glory for the result of 
their preachisg, and not take the glory to them- 
selves. They were to practice what they preach, 
and to preBch by parables and illustrations. 

OhriBt gave them a good leSBon when he set a 
little child in their midst and said, " Except ye be 
converted and become as little children," etc. He 
taught them to be humble, to deny themselves. 
Be wise as serpents, and harmless 88 doves. I 
will make you to be fishers of men. Fishermen 
do not scare the fish by throwing stones. Be 
friendly to everybody. Draw the people. 

A man went fishing. Everything was polished, 
—the man and his tools. He canght no fish. On 
his way home he met a ragged boy with a large 
striDg of fish. "How is it, my boy, that I can 
ca'.ch no fish?" "You muBt hide yourself," said 
the boy. "You can't catch fish when they see 
you." 

7. " What Is the Duty of Elders towards Ministers and 
Deacons, and vice versa? 

The elder, in all important Church worV.hrmld 
ooiuofi wir-i ine otner cihcials, and then they 
should assist him faithfully. The elder should 
not say, " I siy so and so;" but " We, after due de- 
liberation, have so concluded." 

It ia the elder's duty to inform and admonish 
his associate officials in anything wherein they do 
wrong, in word, in gesture, in misquotations, 6to. 
The elder should not act as if he wished to do all 
the work himself. He should not eay to the 
young, " If you want to preach to-day, you may 
do so." Few are vain enough to say, "Yes, I 
want to preaoh." 

Elders are positively charged to " observe these 
things without preferring one bffore another, do- 
ing nothing by partiality." (1 Tim. 5:21.) " In 
honor preferring one another." "Likewise, ye 
younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all 
of you be subject one to another: for God resist- 
eth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble." 

The elders Bhould be respected for the office's 
sake, even if they are, or seem to be, " forward," 
1 Pet. 5: 15; or, r-.e in the case of Panl and Ana- 
nias, Acts 23 : 3, where the high priest was honored 
for the offioe'e sake. 



8. « Our Relations to the World." 

'^~In preaching do not throw obstacles in the way 
of those that are without. If we are the friend of 
the world we are enemies of Christ. By " rela- 
tions " are to be understood our duties and obli- 
gations, — what we shall do, and how much of it. 
We should let the people know that we seek their 
welfare. 

Let your light shine in business, and wherever 
you ohance to be. When the world sayB, " Come, 
let ns take a drink," we must have moral courage 
enough to say, " No." In our relations we must 
watch, lest the world may win ub, instead of us 
winning the world. 

Be a light as the chnroh was in slavery, in in 



the engine, so we muBt be a light before the 
world. If the minister goes to a Bhow, can we 
expect the members to Btay away ? 

Wo must be separate from the world in dress. 
Some say there is no religion in plain dress. That 
depends on who wears it. If the sinner does, 
there is not; but if the humble follower of Jesus 
does, there is. 

9. Reasons why Ministers of the Gospel should Attend the 
Bible Terms." 

As we know nothing about creed, we should at- 
tend the Bible Terms. It is to avoid commen- 
taries ; to learn the mind of the Spirit. Reference 
was made to Gen. 14: 14; 2 Chron. 17: 7-9; Nehe- 
miah 8: 1-8; Dent 6: 6, 7; 2 Tim. 2: 15. 

10. " Define a Consecrated Ministry." 

Consecrate means to make or declare to be b«- 
cred; to appropriate to sacred uses; to set apart; 
dedicate, or devote, to the service and worship of 
God. 

It is a work that God doeB through the church, 
and one which the individual muBt help do him- 
self. Aaron and his soub were conserated, Ex. 30: 
30, but the subsequent history shows that Nadab 
and Abihn, the sons, were not consecrated within 
themselves. They offered strange fire before the 
Lord. Sa also did the sons of Eli, who were Bona 
of Belial. 

Consecration does not necessarily separate one 
from all the business affairs of life. In some cases 
Paul lived on the bounty of his converts, yet he 
chose not to do soatEphests, Aots 20: 34, nor at 
Corinth or other places, 1 Cor. 4: 12; 2 Cor. 9: 8, 
9, 1 Thess. 3: 8. Bishop Pierce observes " that it 
was a custom among the Jews, even of suoh as had 
a better education than ordinary, which was 
Paul's case, Acts 22:3, to learn a trade; that 
wherever they were, they might provide for 
fhemselives inwjanes or neoeBSity." 

It is not wrong for a minister to be engaged in 
the affairs of this world, but it iB wrong for him to 
make them his primary oh j ?ct, and the ministry 
of the Word a secondary matter. 

it. "The Object of Sunday Schools and How to Conduct 
Them." 

Sunday-schools are to promote the salvation of 
the soul and the glory of God and to give the ohil- 
dren a knowledge of the Bible. Parents should 
instruct their children in the ways of the Lord, 
and Sunday schools are a meanB to that end. 
Many children have no such instruction at home. 
They get it in Sunday r-chool, — to counteract the 
evil intlueno38 that are in our land, of drunken- 
ness, of Bwearing, of infidelity, etc. 

Our sons are to grow up like plants, and our 
daughters like corner-stones. " My boy," said an 
aged minister (Bro. Peter Hollowbnsh), to a boy 
on his way fishing, "Do you fish on Sunday?" 
"No; then I goto Sunday school." "Then you 
learn something about Jesus?" "No; we did not 
come that far yet." Ohildren should learn some- 
thing about Jesus in Sunday school, " Sow thy 
seed in the morning, and in the evening withhold 
not thy hand." If we do not take our children to 
our Sunday school, others will take them to theirs, 
or they will go to some worse place. 

Conduct them in a Bimple and plain manner, 
and as near the Word of God as possible. As in 
our meetings, the teachers should be members. 
The superintendent might be a minister. 

Do not prizs Sunday schools too highly. Do 
notcrerlit the Sunday school with all the good 
that is done. Do not consider it a " cure all." 



12. How Can Members be Induced to Practice the Order 
of the Brotherhood? " 

The New Testament is the order of the Brother- 
hood. Members must be converted, — be new 



temperance, in fashion, etc. Like the light before I creatures in OhriBt Jesus. The ministers, dea- 



January 2, 1894. 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER 



cons and their wives mnst be in the order. They 
must be well enlightened before they are taken 
into the church. It is the teaching as mnch as 
anything. Two sisters ont of one family, one 
plainly clad, and the other somewhat fashionable, 
were asked by a minister, " Why is it that you 
two, though out of one family, and both members 
in the church, are so different? One is so plainly 
clad and the other somewhat fashionable." " You 

aee," said one, " I got converted in ." As a 

rule, members are in the order, in proportion to 
the teaching they get on the subject. 

It is not a good way to expose those who are 
out of order, before the ohurcb. Entreat them 
lovingly. Get them to understand that the caiual 
mind is not favorable to the order. But some 
oannot be induced by coaxing. No amount of 
sweet wordB and fair speeches will bring about 
a reformation. Paul had a stronger remedy: "For 
if the woman be not covered, let ker also be 
shorn." 

13. " The Duty of the Members of the Church to her Min- 
isters and their Wives.'' 

We ought to treat onr ministers with ftirr-s". 
Do not expect long sermons from the newly-elect- 
ed. Give them your full confidence, and sympa- 
thy. If they make mistakes, bear with them. If 
the wife cannot accompany her hnsband on ac- 
count of her children, etc., let others assist her. 

Let the prayers for minister and wife be prac- 
tical. On funeral occasions, call the young minis- 
ter to serve with the old. Be good listeners. 
Help him to books, and to time to study them. 

14. " What Constitutes Formalism." 

A formalist is one who practioea forms only. 
We must have a form of some kind. Some have 
a form of godliness but deny the power thereof 
(2 Tim. 3: 5), which proves a f6vnn The heart 
must be in harmony. Without that heait.hsr- 
mony our prayers are formalism. Brethren and 
sisters should be as near alike as possible. Oar 
aged brother, John Melzger, said at Annual Meet- 
ing, " My great-grandfather had a mold to oast 
bullets with. That mold has oome down through 
my ancestors to me. Now I have it. The bullets 
were of the same sizs and form all along." There 
are three kinds of religion,— head religion, heart re- 
ligion, and head-and-heart religion. The latter is 
the right one. Anything Bhort of it is formalism, 
No matter what kind of a text some have, the ser- 
mon is the same. Some pray from form books. 
The formalist has a brotherly appearance when 
among the members, but not when mingling with 
the world. 

•A Bister had two head dresses. She was 
ashamed with the plain one when in company, 
because of her foolish talk. 

Putting a Newtown pippin apple on a sour ap- 
ple tree will not change the tree, bnt by grafting 
a Newtown scion into the tree, yon can make all 
the difference necessary in the fruit. 

15. « How Should a Series of Meetings be Conducted to 
Reach the Best Results?" 

In the fear of the Lord. Large additions are 
not necessarily required for good results. Mem- 
bers ne6d reviving. The church should desire the 
meeting, and engage a minister who oan devote 
his whole time to the work,— one who is in the 
order of the Brotherhood ; who can and will preach 
the Word. The members must be prayerful and 
prompt. They should spend fifteen or more min- 
utes in song service. They ehould be eloquent 
hearers, and not only hearers, bnt doers. Mem- 
bers should be a light. They Bhonld viBifc those 
who cannot attend meeting and have a season of 
worship with them. It is not all in the preaching 
but a great deal depends upon the visiting, espec- 
ially those who do not yet serve the Lord. There 



must bs paace and unity. Members must get 
their temporal matters in order, so they can at- 
tend. If parents attend, their children will, and 
these will draw others. The minister must get the 
attention. He must reach the heart through the 
head. He must fast and pray and be sociable to 
strangers. Ministers do not know all the people, 
therefore the members should assist. There is a 
good deal of religion in hand-shaking, if not done 
for popularity. After we have done all we can, 
God must give the increase. 

16- " GWe Scriptural Authority (or Carrylr.g on Mission- 
ary Work, and the Duty of the Elders Concerning the 
same." 

Matt, 28: 19, 20; Mark 15: 15, 16; Lnke 21: 48, 
47; Bom. 10: 15, "How shall they preaeh except 
they be sent?" Acts 13: 14, 15. Bead the his. 
tory of Paul's travels and missionary work. After 
fasting, prayer and laying on of hands they wero 
sent. 

The words of Paul, " Am I not an apostle? " etc., 

1 Oor. 9: 1-14, show that support was given. "I 
have robbed other churches to do you service." 

2 Oor. 8: 9; 2 Oor. 11: 7; Ga>. 6: 6; Phil. 4: 14-19; 
ii'im 6: 17-19; Hob 13:16 

Paul, when in necessity, labored with his own 
hands. When Annual Meeting sayB what we 
shall do, we should do it, even if it is not j ast in 
harmony with our own view of the matter. It is 
the duty of elders to- bring the mission cause 
before the chnroh, and explain it to the mem- 
bers. 

As Writing Clerk I was requested by the breth- 
en to write this report and send it to tho Mes- 
senger for publication. 

Kleinfeltersville, Pa. 

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NEW YEAR TH0UQHT8. 



/ 



SELECTED THOUGHTS. 



KCoKCiuittd from firtt fas* ) 

of our supplies is such as may well allay every 
doubt and make us feel that we will be well sup- 
plied. The family altar, careful Bible study and 
the reading of the church paper are helps that 
none of us can afford to do wit Ij mil . 

Success in life depends on getting such thinga 
as are helpful in producing suoh other things as 
we desire and need. So with the spiritual, Get 
such helps as are not only helptal of themselves 
bnt place us in a relation that brings to us things 
that are still more essential to our well-being, 
Saoh a help is the Bible. It is of itself helpfnl to 
us in the oonBolation that its promises afford. But 
it is still more helpfnl to ne in enabling ua to 
plaoe ourselves in such a relation to its Author 
that his blessings can come to us. The one leads 
us to the other. So it is with religious services and 
religious reading. It is necessary that we have 
something to awaken and keep alive religious feel- 
ings. The spiritual being must be cared for and 
feel the same as the physical. This reqnirea suit- 
able food. As you start out in the New Year let 
the attending to these supplies be the first con- 
sideration. Provide yourself and family with 
Bible and religious reading,— vtur chnroh paper, 
which, besides giving mnch good, solid reading, 
gives also the church news and j est the kind of 
information that every live church member needs 
and desires. In yonr homeB make the family 
altar the pleasant and sacred period of the day. 
Having all thesd predicated by right living, tho 
promise is that all other needfnl things will be 
added 



The man who turns his back to the sun of 
righteousness and follows his own shadow through 
this world, is constantly making the gap wider be- 
tween himself and heaven. 

—No mau knows what is in his own heart till 
he has been put to the aotnal test. He may snp- 
pose that his insight is keen enough to enable him 
to look into the very depths of his being; but the 
fact is not so The revelations of oharacter oome 
through experience, and oan oome in no other 
way, 

—We are often told that the Bible is not a sci- 
entific book, and that it bears the stamp of the 
ages of ignorance in which it was penned As a 
matter of fact there is not one book that waB ever 
written that has leas of that stamp. It is especial- 
ly there that we see the mark of the Divine Hand 
od the Bible. Other ancient books are unreadable 
to day, just because ideas are saturated with the 
ill and wrongly-informed thought of the time. 
They are discredited and often ludicrous in their 
faded trappings of a once great authority. The 
Bibl9 keeps the place from which one by one all 
other book3 have been degraded. 

—The man who says, " I never praise," uncov- 
ers the littleness of his own sonl. Flattery is al- 
ways to be condemned; but the just and frank rec- 
ognition of noble deeds done by onr fellow- men is 
a religions duty. While our Lord was in tho flesh 
he did not hesitate to speak in terms of kindly ap- 
proval to those with whom he associated; and 
from his throne, at the right hand of the Father, 
he now greets all his true followers, as they end 
their Dilgrimage, with a gracious, " Well done, 
thou g'ood and faithful servant." We may safely 
imitate his example. To smother down the broth- 
erly words which we know we ought to utter, or 
to pronounce them with guarded and hesitant lips, 
as if afraid of being too generous, is a pieoe of es- 
sential basenesB. 



As to times being too hard to take the Gospel 
Messenger., this is certainly a mistake, as poor 
sisters, who make their living by day's work, write 
ub that they oannot do without the paper. One 
says that she laid aside ten cents a week for fif- 
teen weeks, and this she sends and gets the paper 
a whole year, and declares it is the best invest- 
ment that she makes. And we think she is right, 
for it supplies her with spiritual food and gives her 
peace that is beyond price. No one is so poor 
that cannot do this much. 

And now we undo the fastenings, hoist the sails 
and away we go; the great ocsan of time with its 
storms, its splashing billows, its sunshine and its 
calm before us. What shall the journey be, and 
how many of us will make the landing? These 
are thoughts that oome to ns, and cannot help but 
impress ns, because we are so personally con- 
cerned. It meana all things to us. But it need 
not be a plunge in the dark. For each one of ua 
there ia a light and a guiding star, which will be 
the light for each day as it comee. In other 
words, if we take Christ with us in our heart, we 
are safe. To th- wildest storm he oan ssy: 
"Peaoe, be still," and there is a oalm. 

And as yon pass along life, have a Bmile for the 
saddened hearts that cross your path, a word of 
sympathy for those down in the sloogh of des- 
pondenoy, a helping hand for the poor and a 
prayer for those who Bre yet without the gatea. 
Let our lives be a benediction to those within our 
gatea as well as without, and may it bs said of ua 
as it waa of the Maater: " He went abont doing 
good." Praying for the enlargement of the King- 
dom of our Lord Jesus Christ, for the peace and 
prosperity of the fold, and the sps. dy ingather- 
ing of the lost ones, we close by wishing onr pa- 
trona and all the world a happy New Year. 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER 



January 2, 1691. 



Hlwiosarj and Tract Wort Dep< 



" Ever? man at be purpoieth la 
l\i heart, 10 let fain give. Not 
grudgingly or ol necos*lty, lor tho 
Lord lovetb » cbeerlul llwrV— * 
Cot. g: J. 



"Upon the 2:»t day ol the week, 
lei cicry one ol yon lay by bloi la 
■tore ai God bath prospered blm. 
that there be no gathering* when I 
come."— J Cor. 16: »- 



■ OW MUCH ■ HALL WI «MfK» 

" Byery man according to his ability:' " Every one at Gad hath pros- 

fttsd him." " Every man, acccrdins as He jurfiostth in his heart, 10 let 

him give." "For 11 there be first a willing mind, It Is accepted according 

to that a man kith, and not according to that he hath not,"— 1 Cor. G: 14. 



Organization of Missionary fcraittw, 



McPherson, Kjuio- 
Mt. Morrle, 111. 
Mt. Morris, Hi, 



Danul Vaniman, Foreman, 
D. L Miller, Tre&curcr, 
Galsm B. Roves, Socrciar;-. 



Organization of Book and Tract Work. 



S. W. KoovaR, Foreman, 

S. Bock. Secretary and Treasurer. 



■■..,'.' 
Dayton. Ohio. 



IWA11 donations Intended tor Mlnilon?ry Work obould.b; neat to 
Galhh B. Rovbh, Mt. Morris, 111. 

BF"AU coney lor Tract Work ihould bi cent to S. Boer., Dayioii. 
Ohio- 

|»-Mor.e7 rna7 be aent b? !£osey Order, Reentered Letter, or Drafta 
oa Hew York 0: Chicago. Do not send personal checks, or draltj on In- 
terior towns, as It costs as cenln to collect them. 

flfBnllcltnrn zi -. requested to lalthlully carry out the plan ol Annual 
Meeting, tbat all our members be solicited to contribute at least twlr.e a 
year lor the Mlsjlon and Tract Work ol the Church. 

■yNolss to.- the Endowment Fucd can be had by wilting to the Sec- 
letary ol either Work. 



The man who scolds his trusty wife has the 
frown of the angels resting npon him. 

Which foots np the moat during the year 1893, 
your tobacco bill or the money yon gave for chari- 
table purposes? 

Ddrinq the year past, have yon spent more 

money in honor to Madam Fashion than to the 
uouurana glory of GFodT 

Thousands aregoiog to destruction because they 
are spending their time looking for and talking 
about other people's f uulta. 



Parents, be careful about your words in the 
presence of your children. A few unchristian ex- 
pressions may ruin their sonls. 



When Mrs. Amelia Barr, the author, in her early 
struggles, had a few paper dollars, they were 
placed in an old Bible, which, with its yellow 
leaves and tarnished clasps, still lies on Mrs. Barr's 
table. One night thieves broke in and stole every, 
thing they conld lay their hands on. They went 
through the desk, taking thetiinkets it contained; 
but the Bible, which lay near it, and in which was 
whatever of worldly wealth the family possessed, 
was left untouched. It had proved a more secure 
cash bos than a safe would have been. 



-a- FROM t THE * FIELDS 



" Go, work in my vineyard." 



Western Sufferers. 



The following amounts were received for West- 
ern sufferers sinoe our last report, mostly Thanks- 
giving offerings: 

Washington Creek chnroh, Kans., $11.25; Mo- 
Pherson ohnrch, Kansas, $20 50; a brother and 
sister, Madisonburgh, Ohio, $2.50; Iowa sis- 
ter, $1; Oerro Gordo ohnrch,' 111,, S28 53; J. E. 
Gnagy, Aocident, Md., 6.50; unknown, Vesper, 
Kans., $2; Berrien ohnrch, Mich., $1.30; K. 
Leonard, Aurelia, Iowa, $1; J. J. Thomas and 
wife, Auburn, Ind., 50 oents; Sugar Oreek 
church, Lima, Ohio, $33 50; a brother, Grefn 
Springs, Ohio, $1; Pipe Oreek church, Ind, $10; 
8 E. Thompson and wife, Fredonia, Kane., 50 
cents; congregation at Sawyer, KanB., $2.25; Lo- 



gan church, Ohio, $7 15; a brother, Middlotown, 
Inu.. SI; Hudson chareb, 111., $4.90; Monnd 
church, Mo., $10; Franklin Grove chnrcb, 111., 
$15; A. J- Myers, Ashland, Ohio, 6.15; Price's 
Oreek ohnroh, Ohio, $25; a sister, Peru, Ind., 25 
canto; North Star chnroh, Ohio, $2; J. 8. Peebler 
and wife, Jennings, La., $5; Elkhart church, 
Ind, $8 60; chnrch at Bridgewater, Va., $23.26; 
Michasl Neher, Virden, HI., $5.25; Pine Oreek 
Sunday school, III., $5.70; Pine Creek ohnroh, 
111., $50.92; Pleasant Hill phurch, 111., $24; Wal- 
ter S. Long and others, 8hirleysbnrgh, Pa, $3; 
Thanksgiving collection, Warrior's Mark, Pp., 
$4 70; Yellow Creek church, Pearl City, 111., $6; 
unknown, Upper Strasburgh, Pa, $1; Yellow 
Oreek chnrcb, Lena, 111, $3619; Lydia Show- 
man, Bath, Ind., $2; Thanksgiving collection, 
Nappanee, Ind., $6; Linville chnrcb, Va., $19; J. 
V. Eiler, Oerro Gordo, II!., $5; Lafayette church, 
Ind, $7.12; A. O. Weiand, McPherson, Kane., 
25 cents; Thanksgiving offering of River Breth- 
ren chnrch, Ramona, Kaus., $16.70; John Joseph, 
Bourbon, Ind , $5; Peabody church, Kans., $5.10; 
L. E. Light, Covina, Oal , $1; Bethel ohnrch, 
Mo., $34 50; Silver Oreek church, Ohio, $6 80; 
a sister, Avilla, Mo., 81; Pleasant View ohurch, 
Kanp., $13 25; previously reported by mistake, 
Fairview church, S13.CC; total, Pleasant View 
church, Kans., $26 31; North Manchester, Ind., 
Thanksgiving offering, 82443; unknown, Covina, 
Oal., 810; Kingsley chnrch, Iowa, S16.12; Ma- 
coupin Creek church, III., S20 40; West Otter 
Oreek ohnrch, 111 , $6 30; Nevada, Mo., Thanks- 
giving offering, 83.25; Spring Oreek chnrcb, 
Ind., 85; Naperville church, 111., $7 55; Abilene 
church, Kans , $10 40; Eel River ehuroh, Ind., 
811.77; Donald's Oreek church, Ohio, 833 32; 
Thanksgiving collection, Roann, Ind., $10.50; 

a- t>:j l ,« -i — .-i-, 01.10, ct.tu; l p alamoni e 

church, Ind., $13,56; Waynesville church, Pa., 
$3.45; Still Water church, Ohio, $23.55; Bethle- 
hem chnroh, Va., $6.65; two siBters, Earlington, 
Pa., $2; unknown, Martin, W. Va , 85; Rhoda A. 
Brown, Sabnla, Pa., 81; A. Bnsh, Burbank, Oal., 
$6 72; Owl Oreek chnrch, Ohio, $8.26; Beaver 
Creek chnrch, Va , $37.34; Arnantha Yarger, Or- 
angeville, III., $1; Strong Oreek chnrch, Ind., 
$1,26; a sister, Pleasant Hill, Ohio, $1; Manvel 
church, Tex., $15 60; Codorns chnrch, Pa., $13; 
Middle Distriot chnrch, Ohio, $3.75; Katie H. 
Kimmel, Elderton, Pa., $1; Mrs. O. H. Elliott. 
Gambier, Ohio, $2; Oonewago chnrch, Pa, $30; 
Winona ehuroh, Minn , $16; Appanoose church, 
Kans., $5 51; Prairie Oreek church, Ind,, 82; Ja- 
cob Detwiler, Hatfield, Pa., $2 53; Canton chnrcb, 
Ohio, $13.73; Jacob Orumpacker, R9nhart, Mo., 
$3;D.M. Click and others, Fort Collins, Colo., 
one box clothing and 815 81; Sslem chnrch 
Kans., clothing and $3 30; CheBtnnt Grove chnrcb, 
W. Va,$6; Mt. Vernon church, Va., $13; Cain 
Ohristner, Indian Head, Pa,, SI; S L. and L. A. 
Fyock, Glen Campbell, Po., 81; Beaver Run, 
church, W. Va, $18; Monitor ohnrch and friends, 
Kans., in addition to former contribution, large 
lot of clothing and $12.05; freight rebate, Rock 
Island R R Co., $1; Harrison church, Ind,,, 
$4 80; Morrill chnrch, Kans., $7.92; Kamas Cen- 
tre Sunday school, Kans., $1; John Baer, Frie- 
dens, Pa , $1; a sister, Sanger, Oal., box of cloth- 
ing and 70 cents; Massassinewa church, Ind., 
810.10; English chnrch, Iowa, 813; Greene ohnroh, 
Iowa, $7,65; Thornapple chnrch, Mich, $9.60; 
Grundy County chnroh and friends, Iowa, $48 50; 
Springfield church, Ind., $420; Falls City chnrch, 
Nebr., box of clothing and $3; Sarah E. Green, 
McOune, Kans., $1; ohurch at Bringhurst, Ind., 
$3 20; Joseph E. Davidson, Balm, Mo., $1; J. 
P. Miller and wife, New Sharon, Iowa, $1; A. O. 
Koonlz, North River, Va., 50 cents; E. J. Neher, 
Keuka, Fla,, $6; Walter 8. Long, Shirleysbnrgb, 



Pa., 81; East McPherson ohnrch, Kans., $3.10; 
unknown, Parchaso Line, Pa., $1; Buck Greek 
church, Ind., $5.20; Verdigris chnrch, Kans., 
S2.40; Lower Stillwater ohnrch, Ohio, S110; 
Upp^r Cumberland church, Pa., $19 35; North- 
western District of Ohio, $3; Daniel M. Mullen- 
dore and others, Gaplaud, Md., $8; Rockton Sun- 
day school, Rookton, Pa, $2 15; Mohican ohnrch, 
Ohio, 87; Hopswell chnrch, Pa., $8. 

Daniel Vaniman. 
JlfcPAersOH, Kans. 

Echoes from the Highway. 



Nov. 19 the dedication of the new meeting 
house in the San Jasiuto Valley took place. Eld. 
P. S Myers did the preaohing appropriate to the 
occasion. Eld. J. M. Gibble who donated the 
ground, built the house and enclosed the lot with 
a strong, substantial fence, certainly has don6 a 
most commendable thing, for which God's bless- 
ing nnrely will follow. The house is of good size, 
well finished and comfortably seated. Having a 
good kitchen apartment, it is well suited for 
Communion meetings. In the afternoon a coun- 
cil-meeting was held and the completion of a 
church organizition effected, embracing twenty- 
three members including their elder, I. M. Gibble, 
Bro. Brubaker, a minister, and two deacons. Nec- 
essary officers were appointed. The name of the 
congregation is that of the Eagan ohnrch, that be- 
ing the name of the station where the honse is lo- 
cated. At night a very pleasant love-feast was 
held in the honse, with an attendance of about 
three dozsn members. Nine ministers were pres- 
ent. There were'nearly a score of members pres- 
ent from Los Angeles Oonnty. 

This new organization starts out with most fav- 

urbttrte pruapeuls. I>-u. Gibble proposes to divide 

np his land with brethren who want to locate there, 
and that, too, at a very moderate price. The val- 
ley is one of special beauty and fertility. San 
Jacinto is their post-office. Other towns are 
springing up in the Valley. We hope, at no dis- 
tant day, to see our people going in and possess- 
ing the land, and thus doing the most snccessfnl 
missionary work. 

Over seven years ago, the first sermon, preached 
by the Brethren in that valley, was on the occa- 
sion of the death of sister , a daughter of Eld. 

E. Eby. It was preached in the new school-houee 
at San Jacinto by the writer. Some months 
previous the dear, devoted sister had gone there 
with her family, her husband an invalid, who 
was advised to try the mineral waters near the 
town. He improved in health but she was strick- 
en down end laid to rest in the new cemetery. 
She died among strangers but not without many 
friends. I was called there to anoint her, arriv- 
ing the day before her death. In all my life I 
never met with a case where a comparative stran- 
ger seemed to have so many friends lamenting 
her demise. All had praises on their lips for her 
godly deportment and character. 

Brethren and sisters, it is indeed a noble thing 
to carry out our principles wherever we go, as 
did this noble sister. I sometimes wonder if this 
one precious grain of God's salt, planted here in 
the not long ago isolated work of this far-away 
land, is not springing up, by influence and in a 
way we know not, by some invisible, potent power 
to bring about a community of her own chosen 
people to worship, pray and praise the God she 
devotedly loved, there, near by her sleeping duet. 
Almost alone and among Btrangers in a far-away 
land, she gently closed her eyes in death, but in 
the great day of the resurrection she may there, 
in that valley, arise with a host of fellow-saints 
of the Most High God. Marvelous and wondrous 
in onr eyes aro the ways of God I 



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January 2, 1894. 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER 



The following Saturday, Nov. 29, we attended 
the feast with the Brethren in the Tropico con- 
gregation, at their churchhouse, five milee north 
of Los Angeles. It was pronounced by all we 
heard speak of it as an exceptionally good feast. 
Sunday evening following, we attended the first 
services of the Brethren in Los Angeles, at their 
new place of worship, corner of Chestnut and 
Downy Avenues. J. S. Floby. 



The Lord's Flan, Etc. 



Tothe Eiders and Ministers of Southern District 

of Iowa;— 

I have been waiting for some time to see some 
one auggeet a better system of more fully sustain- 
ing and carrying out the good spirit manifested at 
our missionary meeting October 19. Please allow 
me to suggeat a Gospel plan to you all, before 1 
leave the District My plan is to follow the Lord's 
plan. " Let each one lay by on the first day of 
the week as the Lord has prospered him." This 
is as the Lord would have us do. Now, as the 
Lord works through and with hiB people, to carry 
on his good work hereupon eartb, ieceauh. cliurth 
appoint at least one solicitor. Then let these 
collect something from each member and pay over 
to the treasurer of the church each quarter, or at 
least twice a year. Any member can surely pay 
one cent per week to the Lord, and very many can 
do muoh better by following this plan, and they 
will hardly know how they made so good a record. 
Remember that the Lord loveth a cheerful giver. 
The Lord has promised to bless the sincere and 
faithful Christian worker. I hope some one will 
lead in my place and keep the fire of love burning 
for souls upon the altar of each heart. I expect 
to leave before long for the South, on account of 
my health, for a year and porao-pa £qt otci , a<> r»i 
as this life is concerned, but hope to meet many of 
you in that beautiful home beyond this vale of 
tears. To the churches that have requested my 
services, I will say that I am not able to etacd the 
work yet, but should I gain my strength to labor 
in the work, I will gladly spend and be spent in 
the services of the good Lord. Brethren, pray 
for me ! Isaac Barto. 

Stanton, la. 

From Colorado. 



seemed so full of praise and thanks to God for the 
evening's enjoyment that he, like Simeon of old, 
was ready to say : " Now, lette&t thou thy servant 
depart in peace." Some ten or twelve years paBt 
he was baptized by Eld. I. Barto, after having been 
a local preacher in the M. E. church from his boy- 
hood. His family thought very strange of the 
change he made, and for a long time could not te 
induced to investigate the subject, but mo we came 
among them and reasoned with them, the mother 
and two daughters united with us. At thiB meet- 
ing they, for the firet time, communed together. 
It was joy to their souls. 

I am cow somewhat improved in health. I had 
meetings last evening with a fair congregation, 
but find that I need more rest before I undertake 
too much. The Lord willing I leave here Decem- 
ber 14 or 15 for Cheyenne County, Kaus. If health 
and weather permit I will be in the work some 
two months yet. I can be addressed at St. Francis, 
Cheyenne County, Kane, in care of Bro. David 
Harvey, until Dec. 31, 1S93. 

John S. Snowberoer. 

Wray, Colo , Dec. 12. 



I left my home, near Holyoke, Colo., December 
1, for Wray, same State, to do some work in the 
mission of Northeastern Colorado and North- 
western Kansas. I arrived at Bro. John I. Smith's 
on the evening of December 2. Here I also met 
Bro. Thomas and Sister Mahals. Wales, formerly 
of the Waddam's Grove church, 111. We soon 
learned that no appointment was made for that 
evening or next day, as the Disciples were carry- 
ing on a protracted meeting in the school- house. 
So we went to their meeting, thinking, perhaps, 
they were about to close, and then we could an- 
nounce our meeting, but they had not yet decided 
when they would close, so we thooght beBt to go 
home, ten or twelve miles southwest into the 
neighborhood of Bro. Wales' find hold meetings 
there during the week. We soon had a good, at- 
tentive audience, but the third night I was taken 
with au attack of Li Grippe. I continued for 
two evenings longer, then I quit and came to Bro. 
Smith's again to rest, for we had arranged to have 
a love-feast with them on Saturday evening, as 
Bro. John and the old sister and one of their 
daughters could not get to any such meeting dur- 
ing the past season on account of feebleness. The 
mother and one danghter never had an oppor- 
tunity to commune since they were baptized, over 
a year ago So all the members in this vicinity, 
six in number, and the writer enjoyed a very 
happy love-feast season together, The old brother 



From the Bean Settlement. 



On the morning of November 18 Bro. Isaac W. 
Abernatby, of Garrett Coanty, Md., and I, started 
on a trip over the mountains to hold a series of 
meetings with the brethren at the above-named 
plaoe. This congregation was composed of thirty- 
one members at the time we commenced this meet- 
ing. We continued the meeting two weeks, add- 
ing twenty-four by baptism and reclaiming three. 

A special love-feast was held on Saturday even- 
ing, December 2, for the benefit of the new con- 
verts. It was one of the best I ever attended. Bro. 

iVfcmabliy llnO. luiciaiB Ua» t.*- nuna nn nrtnm 

of other engagements. He is an earnest laborer 
in the vineyard of theL;rd. While with us he 
preached fifteen sermons with telling effect, and 
made many friendB in and oat of the church. It 
was decided that the meetings should continue, 
remained, preaching each evening daring the week 
and closed the meetings December 10, with eight 
more precious souls added by baptism, making 
thirty-five additions in all. 

Thus it will be seen that this little band of 
brethren and siaters have more than doubled their 
number in the short space of three weeks. The 
members all deserve great credit for the deep in. 
terest they have taken in the work. I think a very 
common mistake among brethren holding series 
of meetings is, to close them too booh. 

D. B. Arnold, 

Hardy County, W. Va. 

Death of Eld James H Miller. 



The death of Eld. James H. Miller occurred at 
the residence of his son, Jacob Miller, Dec. 4, 
1893. D<ath was the result of paraljeis. The 
funeral took place Dec. 6, at the Brethren church, 
on Portage Prairie. He was laid to rest in the 
cemetery near by, beside his wife who preceded 
him to the spirit world six years ago. The 
services were conducted by the writer from 2 
Tim. 4: 6-7. 

We feel it but just that a sketch of Eld. Miller's 
life be given to the readers of the Gospel Mes- 
senger. The followirg is clipped from the his- 
tory of St. Joseph County: 

" Eld. James H. Miller was born in Preble Coun- 
ty, Ohio, Aug. 25, 1814 He was a son of Abraham 
and Nanoy Miller. When a lad his parents 
settled in Franklin County, Ind. In 1832 the 
deceased cBme to St. Joseph County with his 
brother, Eld. Jacob Miller deceased (who was 
well-known in our Annual Meetings many years 



ago as an active worker), returning scon after. 
The next year he came again to this County, and, in 
1S41, he was married to Mary HuBton, and settled 
on a farm on Portage Prairie. At the age of 
twenty-Bis he was elected to the ministry, and for 
more than forty years he was active and energetic, 
traveling a great deal on horseback in the early 
part of his ministerial work, accomplishing much 
good by his labors in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and 
Michigan, baptizing over 2,000 persons. He con- 
ducted innumerable funeral services far and near, 
and united many couples in marriage. 

'His labors were always without money and 
without price and always freely given. Being 
one of the pioneer residents and a church worker, 
he assisted in the execution of the first meeting- 
house in this County. He was ever ready to help 
the poor and needy. Of he Good MaBter can well 
say, 'Well done, thoi gocd and faithful servant. 
When I was hungry ye fed me; when naked ye 
clothed me,' eto." 

During the last conversation 1 had with him, 
he Baid, " When I look over my paBt life, I can 
only say like Paul, — ' unprofitable servant.' " 
H W. Krieohbaum. 

South Bend, Ind. 

From Hancock County. Ohio. 

I au now Bitting in the house of Bro. Solomon 
Rodebaugh, Hanoock County, Ohio. How soon 
the wheels of a railroad train oan remove ub from 
plaoe to place ! A short time ago I was in Clinton 
County, Ind., holding a series of meetings. I staid 
with those brethren two weeks. The meetings 
were not largely attended. Part of the time bad 
roads interfered. Brethren should soon see the 
propriety of holding their meetings daring the 
summer months. Then th«v will tmvA .hnr.t.pr roads 
and milder woathrr, bo the aged ones' can attend 
more readily. 

I stopped one night in Flora and preached one 
sermon. Then I visited Bro. Hiel Hamilton and 
wife. He is leaning on his staff heavily and look- 
ing forward for that glorious change, when the 
Lord shall say : " It is enough; come up higher." 
Bro. Hamilton has attained the age of 82, his wife 
of 81 years. We have a number of old standard 
bearers who are nearly ready, as eheavee, to be 
gathered into the garner of the Lord. 

J. H. Milleb, 

Ooshen, Ind., Dec. 11. 



The Gospel fftessengev 



Istborecognliedorganof the German Baptist or Brettirep's church, 
and advocates the form ol doctrine taught In the New Testament and 
pleada for a return to apostolic and primitive Christianity. 

It recognizes the New Testament as the only infallible rule of faith and 
practice, and maintains that Faith toward God, Repentance from dead 
works, Regeneration oi the heart and mind, baptism by Trine Immerslou 
loi remission of slna unto the reception of the Holy Ghost by the laying 
or. of hands, are the means of adoption into the household of God,— the 
church militant. 

It ateo maintains that Feet-washing, as taught In John 13, both by ex- 
ample and command of Jesua, should be observed in the church. 

That the Loid'a Supper, instituted by Christ and as universally ob- 
■'.rved by the spostles and the early Christians, is a full meal, and. In 
connection with the Communion, should be taken in the evening or aftor 
lb; close ol the day. 

That the Salutation of the Holy Kiss, or Kiss oi Charity, Is binding 
■.:: 3J1 the followers of Christ. 

That War and Retaliation ate contrary to the spirit and sell-denying 
trinciples ol the religion of Jesus Christ. 

That the principle of Plain Dressing and ol Non-confonr.it y to tha 
world, as taught In the New Testament, should be observed by the fol- 
lowers of Christ. 

That the Scriptural duty ol Anointing the Sick with Oil, In the Name 
r : the Lord, James 5: **, la binding upon all Christiana. 

jt also advocates the church's duty to support Missionary and Tract 
Work, thus giving to the Lord for the spread of the Gospel and for the 
conversion oi sinners. 

Is short, it Is a vindicator of all that Christ and the apostlea have en- 
joined upon us, and alms, amfd the conflicting theories and discords ol 
modem Christendom, to point out ground that all must concede to le in- 
fallibly safe. 



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THE GOSPEL MESSENGER 



January 2, 1894, 



The Gospel Messenger, 

A Weekly at $1.60 Per Annum. 

rUBLISHSD BY 

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D. L. MILLER, ' EdItor 

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JOSEPH AMICK, Business Manager. 



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Mount Horiif, III, 



January 2, 1894, 



Bbo. J. H. Milleb writes (Dec 16) that he is 
still preaohiDg in the Eagle Creek church, Ohio. 

Tee excellent poem on the second page of this 
- issue is taken from one of the author's monthly 



I Bbo. Geo. L. Studebakeb olosed a meeting at 
the Bethel church, Koocinsko Go., Ind., Dec. 10, 
with eleven additions. 



The next issue will contain a Thanksgiving ser- 
mon by Bro. W. M. Lyon. We regret that we 
oannot find room for it this week. 



A love-feast has been appointed in the Sugar 
Creek church, Mioh., three miles eouth of Ouster, 
to commence at 10 A. M., Jan. 12. 



( Bbo. Andbew Hutchison is doing a good work 
in Tennessee. He recently closed a meeting at 
Knob Creek, Washington Co., with twenty-five 
additions. 

On the evening of Dec. 17, a meeting was 
closed at Beaver Creek, Va., with twenty-one ad- 
ditions, — two by being reclaimed and the re- 
mainder by baptism. 



Bbo. 0. S. Yount writes (Dec. 20) that Bro. 
H. O. Early is in the midst of a glorious meeting 
in Covington, Ohio. Three have already made 
the good confession. 

Bbo. P. J. Eisenbise, of Tempo, Ariz., writes 
that the little churoh at that place was recently 
visited by Bro. Peter Kollar, who did some very 
^acceptable preaching. 

ON Dec. 17, Bro. P. W. Sfcuckman closed a 
meeting near Washington, Ind., with nineteen 
additions. The churoh in that locality is report- 
ed to be in good condition. 



r Twenty six have united with the Mineral 
Creek church, in Johnson Co., Mo., since the first 
of October last. A number of theae made the 
good confession quite recently. 

Writing from Palestine, Ark,, Dec. 17, Bro. 
Aaron I. Mow says: "To-day we received three,— 
two by baptism, and one was reinstated, Some- 
times we are impatient for these signs, but the 
Father worketh in his own time. Health good, 
weather fair, not c?ld." 

At the council-meeting, in the Pine Creek 
church, III, a few days ago, arrangements were 
made to provide all the poor in that church with 
the Messenqeb for the year 1894, We under- 
stand that the church at Franklin Grove, 111., has 
done likewise. We commend the example of 
these congregations to others, 



Seven recently united with the church in Chica- 
go. Among the number are those who have 
been brought to a knowledge of the Truth 
through the mission school conducted by sister 
Boone. 



A poob sisber in Iowa, the mother of seven 
children, who has not attended a love-feast for 
ten years, writes ua that she is not able to pay 
for the Messenqeb, though she would very much 
like to have it in her family. But this is only 
one of the many calls we receive. We plaoe this 
sister's name on the list for 1894, trusting that 
we shall receive sufficient donations to pay for it 
and many others which we now have on file. Let 
us do the poor good while we have opportunity. 



We have before us a printed report of the Min- 
isterial Meeting recently held in Eastern Indiana. 
It makes interesting readiDg, and we presume it 
has bean well circnlated in the District This is 
an excellent way of getting the gcod points, pre- 
sented at a ministerial meeting, before the mem- 
bers of the District, A tract of eight pages, con- 
taining the principal points presented, would do 
iiiuuii iu mo way ot educating the members and 
securing their sympathies and co-operation in 
every good work. 

We are in receipt of a long letter from one of 
our earnest ministers, telling us wherein the con- 
tents of the Messenqeb may be improved so as 
to render it more edifying to a certain class of 
readers. We may not be able to carry out the 
suggestions offered by our brother, nor do we 
agree with him in all the points named, but we 
do enjoy reading letters of that clas3. They 
cause us to think, and often Buggeet things that 
we have in contemplation, thus confirming Borne 
of our own conclusions concerning the wants of 
our readers, No one need be timid about writing 
us just what he thinks of our work, for we are 
working for the Brotherhood and would like to 
see our work as others see it. 



A ntjmbeb of our readers are undertaking mis- 
sions of their own, and are using the Messenqeb 
for their preacher. When they donate it to some 
one not a member, who is likely to be led to the 
Truth, they can get it for one dollar. They feel 
that this is a sure and cheap way of getting 
preaching done that can be depended upon for 
fifty Sundays in the year. Under this arrange- 
ment some are sending the paper to several, and 
are watching the results with interest. What, 
better use can a man make of five dollars iffcan £oj 
place the paper in five unconverted families? 
We should like to see a number of onr readers 
engage in this line of missionary work. Here ia 
the report of one who tried the method lfiat year. 
We should be pleased to hear from more: " Nov. 
13. Last year I made application for the Mes- 
senqeb to be sent to an old family of Methodists. 
Yesterday they were baptized. Another copy is 
going to a family of infidels. It has made a 
favorable change in them." He orders the paper 
sent to another family. 



Some of cur ministers, where they hold meet- 
ings,, are in the habit of urging the people to sub- 
scribe for the Messenqeb in order to bee me bet- 
ter acquainted with our dectrine. They also 
urge that every family of members take the paper, 
so aa to keep posted on what the church iB doing. 
We think the habit a good one, and wish to en- 
courage it. 

Some of our readers think that many of our 
evangelists, by limiting themselves in a serieB of 
meetings, fail to accomplish the gocd that they 
might otherwise accomplish. It is, at least, a 
matter that deserves special attention. In many 
instances meetings are held jnst long enough to 
work up a good interest, and then they must be 
closed on account of other engagements. Of 
course this is a great loss to the cause, as well as 
the means of keeping many out of the church 
still longer, for it always requires a greater effort 
to work up the interest of a meeting the second 
time. 



It would be well for each congregation to have 
her regular correspondent, whose business it ie to 
report all church news, and report it promptly. 
In this way we would not receive ao many reports 
from different persons about the same meeting. 
Then, there would not be the neglect there now 
is in some instances. This negleot is caused by 
one correspondent waiting on another, and then 
when the news is reported it is so old as to seem 
oat of place. We now have before us a report of 
a meeting that was held two months ago. Delays 
of this kind should be avoided as muoh as possi- 
ble. 

The Christian Advocate says: "We are pleased 
to note that the WaldenBiau settlement in West- 
ern North Carolina, U likely to prove a success. 
The. fifteen Monies that came over last year ate 
said to be perfectly satisfied; and a second compa- 
ny of 160 souk has just arrived to resenforce the 
colony, The North Carolinians, who are as kind 
a folk as the sun shines on, have welcomed 
their new neighbors from over the sea in the 
most cordial way, helping them to put in their 
first crop3 and to build their houses. For such 
immigrants cs the Waldensians, there is abun- 
dance of room in our land." 



At this season of the year our hearts are often 
touched by the sad letters received from Borne of 
those who live where religious servioes cannot be 
enjoyed. They write us that, aside from the Bi- 
ble, the Messenqeb is their only comforter, and 
that it greatly encourages them in their isolated 
pilgrimage. .Many of theae people are very poor 
and muBt make great sacrifices to get together 
money enough to pay for the paper, but they 
write that they must have it, It becomes essen- 
tial to their spiritual welfare, and they cannot 
bear the idea of permitting the paper to stop. 
We would that all oar members were as zealous 
in this reapect. . 

VOLUME THIBTY-TWO. 



It is with the greatest of pleasure that we 
greet our .readers with, this, the beginning of a 
iflexvolgraaiplith,© iGospel.Messengeb. We are 
also pleased to state that we enter upon the 
work of this year greatly encouraged, and with 
new and additional zeal, feeling that there is a 
grand opening for usefulness before us. 

It may be of interest to some of our readers to 
learn that forty-two years ago our venerable 
brother, Hemy Kurtz, issued the first number of 
the Gospel Visitor, the first religious journal 
published by the Brethren. About ten years 
later The Christian Family Companion waB 



January 2, 1894. 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER. 



started. Thin was the first weekly paper in the 
Brotherhood. Some years later The Pilgrim, 
another weekly, was given to the public. In 1876 
The Brethren at Work made its appearance. 
For some years our people sustained these four 
papers. Finally the Fmtor and Companion 
were consolidated and appeared as The Primitive 
Christian. The Pilgrim afterwards united with 
The Primitive Christian, thus leaving but two 
leading papers in the Brotherhood. Later on 
The Brethren at Work and Primitive Christian 
were consolidated, and gave rise to the Gospel 
Messenger, the only ohuroh paper now before 
the Brotherhood. Since the consolidation, the 
paper hae steadily increased in circulation and 
usefulness, and It seems to us that a brighter fu- 
ture is yet before it It is fortunate for our 
church that we can have only one church paper. 
It thereby enables all the information given to 
reach every part of the Brotherhood, and tends 
to unify our people and encourage them in every 
good work. 

But while we have only the one church paper, 
we must not spare any pains or earnest labor to 
make it just as good as the talent of the Brother- 
hood will permit. Our purpose is to constantly 
strive for a greater degree of proficiency in every 
department of our work, and in this we ezpeot to 
have the co-operation of many earnest and conse- 
crated workers. The policy and aim of the Mes- 
senger are too well known to require any expla- 
nation. We are fully united in our work, and 
our course in the future may be largely deter- 
mined by the past. We shall strive to give no 
uncertain sound, but steadily labor for the unity, 
-,growth and purity of the Brotherhood. "Whatev- 
er the Gospel demands in this life we are ready 
and willing to do, being subject, always, to the 
counsel and wisdom of the church at large. 

We trust to have the patronage of our readers 
in the future as we have had it in the past We 
hope that not one will order his paper discontin- 
ued, but that a special effort will continue to be 
made to greatly increase the list. We feel that 
every family ought to have the paper, and if 
proper, earnest efforts are made, very few fami- 
lies will be found where the Messenger will not 
be read during the year 1894. J. H. m. 



THE MISSION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. 



In this age of speculation in religious matters, 
as well as in other things, there is danger of our 
people entertaining erroneous views concerning 
the work, or office, of the Holy Spirit. We are 
living in the dispensation of the Spirit, an age in 
which the conversion of the world and the guid- 
ance of the church are entrusted to the Spirit. 
But it must not be understood that the Spirit op- 
erates independent or apart from the Written 
Word in the performance of its work. The Writ- 
ten Word is the instrument in the hands of the 
Spirit with which to " reprove the world of sin, 
and of righteousness, and of judgment." John 
16:8. It is "the sword of the Spirit." Eph. 6: 
17. It is also "the power of God unto salvation 
to every one that believeth." Bom. 1: 16. We 
are safe in saying that without the use of the 
Word, directly or indirectly, there can be no 
genuine conversion. The Word is the seed. It 
must be first planted in the heart before the Spir- 
it can produce a growth in that heart. The Spir- 
it does not plant the seed, but it influences it aft- 
er it is planted. The planting must be by human 



instrumentality. "Faith cometh by hearing, and 
hearing by the word of God." Horn. 10: 17. 
People cannot "believe in him of whom they 
have not heard, and how shall they hear without 
a preacher?" Rom. 10: 14. By the preaching or 
reading of the Word, the people are made to hear 
and understand. The office of the Spirit in con- 
version is to work with this preached or written 
Word. It never effeots or produces conversion 
by operating upon the mind of the sinner inde- 
pendent of the Word. 

After the Binner is converted,— has been bap- 
tized into Christ,— the Spirit then takes up its 
abode in his heart. It thus becomes his inward 
monitor, guide and comforter. It influenoeB in 
proportion as he is willing to be direoted by the 
Word. While it becomes his guide it still uses 
the Word as its instrument. This Written Word, 
under the divine influence of the Spirit, becomes 
food to the soul, and is the means of purifying 
the sonl and building up a strong, healthy spir- 
itual constitution. 

This influence, however, must not be under, 
stood in the sense of a miracle. It is governed 
by fixed principles clearly set forth in the Scrip, 
tares. The Spirit, in this relation to the saint, 
imparts no information. It tells him nothing 
aside from what is in the Bible. Whatever may 
be its office or work it speaks no words. It does 
not tell the saint that this, that or the other thing 
is right. The Written Word is the authority by 
which such things must be settled. It does not 
tell people, who have negleoted their duty, that 
their sins are pardoned. The Gospel settles that. 
It does not come to a man and, in so many 
words, say, Tour prayer is emsm&racl. Tbio muot 
be learned by what is realized. It does not name 
the man to vote for when a minister is to be 
elected. The Gospel tells what kind of men 
should be placed in the ministry, and he who 
would be led by the Spirit must study the Word 
in order to learn the mind of the Spirit. In 
short, the work of the Spirit, in the present dis- 
pensation, is not in words spoken, or in infor- 
mation imparted outside of the Written Word, but 
it is in influence. For the words of the Spirit 
we must go to the Scriptures. These- words were 
written as direoted by the Spirit. For informa- 
tion we must also rely upon the Scripture, for in 
this Sacred Becord may be found all the informa. 
tion the Spirit intends to have imparted to the 
hnman race until we shall see Jesus coming in 
the clouds of heaven. 

Those who in their preaching and writing say 
that the Spirit imparts to them and others infor- 
mation not contained in the Bible do not under- 
stand the mission of the Spirit, and need to be in- 
structed more perfectly in the way of the Lord. 

J H. H. 

POOR FUND. 



Frcm Nov. 13 to Dec. 12, ifyj. 

Louisa Kratz, Iowa, , 25 

D. G. Hendricks, Pennsylvania $1 CO 

Hiram Musselman, Pennsylvania, 40 

William HIner, Virginia, 25 

Beaver Creek church, Virginia 50 

A sister, Virginia, So 

May Sheets, Virginia $< 00 

The above is the amount received for sending 
the Messenqeb to the worthy poor. We hope to 
have a large amount to report for this purpose in 
the course of a few weeks. We would like if ar- 
rangements could be made to send the paper to 
every poor family in the church. 



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EDITORIAL -WANDERINGS IN THE OLD WORLD. 



Number 62. — The Greek Church. — The Patriarch of 
Jerusalem.— An Interesting: Interview.— Baptism.— 
Feet-washing. 

One among our interesting experiences in Je- 
rusalem was a visit to the Patriarch of the Greek 
church, who by virtue of his office is looked upon 
by all Greek Christians with mnch love and ven- 
eration. Our visit was arranged for by our ex- 
cellent dragoman, Mr. Tadrcs, who is a member 
of the Greek church and in every respect a relia- 
ble guide. He speaks English very fluently and, 
being a native of Jerusalem, is thoroughly posted. 
Should auy of our readers visit •Jerusalem and re- 
quire a dragoman, they will find Mr. Tadros a 
most trustworthy and excellent guide, one who 
can always be depended upon. 

At the appointed hour, in ootnpany with our 
dragoman, we went to the Patriaroh's home and 
were met at the door by his archdeaoon, Father 
Stephanus, and oouducted into a finely.furnished 
audience room. The deacon spoke English with 
remarkable fluency. He informed us that he had 
spent several years in America and was well 
pleased with our country. After waiting a few 
minutes the Patriarch iu his elnoial robes came 
into the room and received us very kindly and 
with a warm-hearted oordiality. To us this was 
all the more surprising, for we carried no letters 
of introduction to him, and were simply present, 
ed as travelers especially interested in the relig- 
ions practice of the Greek church. After being 
seated a servant came in with preserved fruit and 
water and each of the g nests was served with a 

puiiicm of tho nwocUiictilB. After bills Coffee- wu 

served; and when these necessary aots of hospi- 
tality were dispensed with we were ready for the 
interview. 

The Patriarch, who is known as "His Beati- 
tude GlRASIMO, Patriarch of the Chnroh of Jeru- 
salem and of Syria," is a fine-looking, intelligent 
man of about fifty years. He has a pleasant face 
and wore the dress and cap of the Greek priest. 
Like all eastern people he wears a fnll beard. 
He spoke in the Greek tongue and his archdea- 
con aoted as interpreter. 

The Patriarch impressed us as being a kind- 
hearted man, well informed as to the church over 
which he holds the bishopric. Ho made us feel 
quite at home, and very kindly inquired concern- 
ing the object ot our visit to him. We told him 
of our interest in tho practioe of the early Chris- 
tian church, and of the efforts of our own people in 
a reformatory movement to re-establish apostolus 
and primitive Christianity. He expressed pleas- 
ure at hearing this declaration, and at once said 
he would be very happy indeed to give us any 
information possible in regard to the practice of 
the Greek church, and kindly invited us to ask 
questions. We made the beat use of the liberty 
granted, and spent an hour in asking questions 
bearing on the subject and receiving answers to 
them. The result of the interview is given in an 
abridged form from notes taken at the time. 
Many questions were asked and answered, but 
the following contains the snbstance of the in- 
terview: 

1. What is the faith and practice of the Greek 
church as to baptism? 

' We believe that Jesua Christ was baptized in 
the Jordan by John the Baptist by immersion. 
We believe the Holy Commission (Matt. 28: 19), 
given by Jesus Christ to his apostles and ths 



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church, teaches that those who believe are to be 
baptized into the name of the Father, and into 
the name of the Son, and into the name of the 
Holy Ghost. So reads the Greek. In praotice 
we take the adult candidate into the water, dip- 
ping him face forward three times, once into eaoh 
of the three names in the Holy Trinity. In ad- 
ministering the ordinance of baptism, the minis- 
ter uses the following formula: 'I, the servant of 
God, baptize thee (pronouncing the surname of 
the candidate) into the name of the Father (dip- 
ping the candidate), and into the name of the 
Son (dipping the candidate), and into the name 
of the Holy Ghost (Bgain dipping the candidate). 
So Christ oommanded. So the holy apostles bap- 
tized, so they handed it down to us, to we bap- 
tize." 

2. Does the Greek ohurch praotice the rite of 
feet-washing? 

"Yes. The last night OhriBt was with his dis- 
oiples he washed his disoiples' feet, and wiped 
them with a towel wherewith he was girded. 
(John 13). This event occurred in the City of 
Jerusalem. Following the example of Jesns, we 
wash feet here onoe each year. The oeremony 
takes place during the Holy or Eaeter week. In 
praotice twelve priests are selected and their feet 
are washed by the Patriarch. Patriarchs and 
bishops may wash feet in any of the Greek 
churohes, but the practioe is not now held as a 
dogma or doctrine of the church. The observ- 
ance of washing feet is praoticed at many places 
among the Greeks who are desirous of following 
the example of Ohrist." 

3. What view do you take of the ancient agape 
or feast of love? 

" In the early centurieB of the Christian Ohurch 
the love-feast or agape was observed by all Chris- 
tians. It was an apostolic praotioe, based on the 
example of Christ, who ate a supper with his dis- 
ciples the night of his betrayal, when he institut- 
ed the Eucharist. The church at first was full of 
love and there was more simplicity among them. 
They then kept the feast of love. Later, as the 
churoh grew in numbers, abuses crept in, and be- 
cause of abuses and excesses in the observance of 
the last supper or feast of love it fell into disre- 
pute, gradually dropped out of praotioe, and was 
finally set BBide by an action of a great oouncil. 
But the Greek churoh still keeps the spirit of the 
agape alive in a symbol of love, and this is done 
in the salutation of the holy kiss." 

4. In what way do you observe the salutation to 
which you have referred? 

" The Greek church maintain the apostolic form 
of salutation, and salute one another with an holy 
kiss. (Eom. 16: 1G; 1 Cor. 16: 20; 2 Cor. 13: 12; 
1 ThesB. 5: 26; 1 Peter 5: 14.) In binding our- 
selves together with the kisB of love we symbolize 
the feast of love. In giving the salutation, equals 
salute each other by olasping hands and kissing 
eaoh other on the lips or cheeks; those who are 
inferior, by kieBing the hand of the superior; as, 
for example, the laymembers salute the Patriarch 
or BiBhop by kissing his hand. The hand is 
grasped and the lips pressed to the back of it. In 
this way the Greek churoh maintain the apostolic 
practice and form of the salutation of the holy 
kisB." 

Other travellers who have visited and written 
of Jerusalem also refer to the Greek Patriarch 
and the praotice of his church. Dr. Henry M. 
Field, who witnessed the oeremony of the washing 



of feet, Bays: " When it came to the feet-washing, 
the Patriarch, laying aside Mb costly vestments, 
girded himself with a towel, in imitation of his Di- 
vine Master, began to wash the feet of those who 
represented the apostles." The late Dr. Schaff 
also witnessed the feet-washing during Easter 
week, but passes it without comment, simply re- 
ferring to it as one of the sights in which he wbb 
interested at Jerusalem. 

At the close of the interview, whioh was exceed- 
ingly interesting, the Patriarch, when he knew 
that we intended to visit the seven chnrohee of 
Asia, gave us a letter of introduction to the BiBh- 
op of the ohurch at Smyrna, which afterward 
proved quite helpful to us in our travels among 
the churches of the Apocalypse. We were also 
kindly invited to visit the ancient library, which 
is rich in old manuscripts and valuable books. 

The following is a fine translation of the letter 
of introduction given us by the Patriarch at Jeru- 
salem. The original, which we have in our pos- 
session, was written in Greek, and was translated 
by Geo. Pineiros, our Greek interpreter and 
dragoman at Smyrna. 

Most holy Metropolitan oj Smyrna, highly honored Exarch of 
Asia, much beloved brother in God, the Father of our Lord 
Jesus Christ, united together in His ivord in our humility to 
Basilitts: 
We salute and embrace thee with an Holy Kiss, as our 
most learned ar, d sacred brother. Our gracious brother, Dan- 
iel L. Miller, of the Brethren church of America, being en- 
gaged In ecclesiastical studies, brings with him our present 
letter. He has made a long journey In the East, and having 
visited the Holy City of Jerusalem and the Land of Promise, 
and seen all those places worthy of study, Is now coming to 
Asia Minor to visit and describe her seven churches men- 
tioned in the Revelation of John. Having confidence in our 
brother, and he having a kind, brotherly feeling toward us In 
visiting us. and havlne the lovo o( God !n hlb V can ' llc aokcd 
of us a letter of Introduction to your holiness, to the end lhat 
he may have your assistance In obtaining information. We 
most earnestly request your holiness to receive him as a broth- 
er, steadfast in the faith and a lover of the true Christ, and 
render to him all possible brotherly assistance, that his labor 
may be made a6 easy as possible. 

Sending to you in great love, most holy brother In the 
Lord, we again salute and embrace you with an Holy Kiss. 
We pray the blessing of God upon your holiness with good 
health and salvation. 

Written in the Holy City of Jerusalem, Feb. 3d, jSoj. 
Your Beloved Brother In Christ, 

Gkronimos. 
D. L. M. 



Notes from Our Correspondents. 



" As cold water to a thirsty soul, bo Is good aews trom a far country." 

Cerro Bordo, 111.— Our meetings are being con- 
tinued. Thus far twelve have been baptized and 
one restored. Muoh sickness prevails. Our 
elders have been called on four times in leEB than 
one week, to anoint with oil. What a blessed 
privilege to be permitted to enjoy all the means 
of grace. — Wm Landis, Dec 11, 

Fredericktown, Ohio. — We closed a series of meet- 
ings last Thursday evening. Bro. John Kahler 
oame to us Nov. 18, and preached eighteen sou:- 
refreshing sermons. Two precious souls came 
out on the Lord's side. Others were almost per- 
suaded to come to Ohrist. The meetings, as usual, 
dosed too soon. — S. J. Workman, Dec. 2. 

Dallas Center, Iowa.— Oar feast occurred Oot. 19 
and 20. Bro. M. Stouffer, from Illinois, held 
forth the Word of Life to us before and after the 
feast We trust the Word preached may be as 
bread cast upon the water. At the feast a ohoioe 
was made for a speaker. The lot fell on our 
esteemed young brother, Ohas. Rowe. We trust 
that he, with his oompanion, who quite recently 
started with him in his Christian life, may prove 
faithful workers in the church,— Geo, B. Boyer. 



BalSeld, Pa.— Bro. OharleB Garner, of Grundy 
Centre, Iowa, came to this ohurch Nov. 30, and 
commenced a series of meetings which continued 
until the evening of Deo. 6. We expect him to be 
with us again in the near future, if the Lord per- 
mits.— B. T. Borne. 

Shady Grove, Pa.— Bro. 0. G. Lint, of Meyersdale, 
oame to us Deo. 8, and gave us a week's meeting 
at the Antrim churchhouse, Falling Spring con- 
gregation. He preached the Word in a plain and 
simple manner. The meeting waB largely attend- 
ed, and the best of order and attention were given 
to the Word preached.— Wm. O. Kooniz, Dec. 11. 

Minnville, Tenn In Gospel Messenger, Nov. 

28, in my article, headed, "After Forty-four 
Tears," I made a small mistake with regard to 
the number of members at my place, near Mc- 
Minnville. It reads, " 405 members." It should 
be " 4 or 5 members." — A. B. Duncan, Dec. i. 

[ We make the correction, bnt in the original 
letter it was plainly written "405 members," — Ed.J 

New Lebanon, Ohio. — Two little sisters were bap- 
tized Oct. 22. The spectators were much im- 
pressed. A sister was baptized Nov. 5. We had 
a long session in council to-day with much love 
and harmony. Our oldest brother surprised ua 
pleasantly by handing in a certificate of member- 
ship, having been baptized at Chicago while on a 
visit there recently.— Jno, Calvin Bright, Dec. 7. 

fflanheim, Pa. — On the evening of Deo. 2 Bro. Si- 
mon Tundt, of Mount Morris, 111., oommenoed 
preaching for us. On Sunday, the 3rd, one young 
man was baptized. The meetings continued until 
the 9th, when a young lady was baptized. Bro. 
Tundt gave us nine very interesting sermons. 
The attention was good, though not as large as is 
neual here, on account of bad weather and pick- 
ness. — Anna E. Light, Dec. 11. 

Diddle Creek, Pa.— We had a series t,f meetings, 
recently, at the Middle Oreek ohurch. The meet- 
ings were continued for two weeks and conducted 
by brethren Jacob Pfauiz, of Farmersville, and 
Hiram Gibbel, of White Oak. There was quite 
an interest shown for the meetings by the mem- 
bers of the churoh. Ten converts were received. 
They were baptized on Thanksgiving Day. This 
church is situated in the West Ooneetoga district. 
— G. (?. Minnich. 

Salem Church, Bans — Since my last report we 
had the pleasure of receiving a visit from brethren 
Enoch Eby, Arohy TanDyke and D. Taniman. 
Bro. VanDyke preached four exoellent Bermons. 
Bro. Vaniman preached two sermons, whioh were 
highly appreciated. Dec. 3. the Missionary Board 
met in our congregation. Dec. 4 we met again in 
church council. All business was transacted with 
the best of feelings. After the council our elder, 
Bro. Eby, preached seven sermons which made 
lasting impressions. His stay was too short. 
L E. Fahrney, Sterling, Kans, Deo. 11. 

Franklin Brove, 111.— At onr Thanksgiving service 
in thiB church, it has become a custom to give an 
opportunity for a free-will offering for one or 
more worthy oauees. This year's collection was 
(aken for the poor in the Western States, for the 
Messenger Poor Fund and for the Traot Work. 
The first received S15 00, the second $38.00 and 
the last $25.00, making a total of $108 00. We do 
not write this to boast, but to suggest to others 
that, when we are called together to thank God 
for hie bounties bestowed upon us, it ia well to re- 
member others who are not so fortunate as we 
are. We also re-organized our Sabbath school on 
this day, changing the officers and some of the 
teachers. Bro. D. W. Barkman was elected Su- 
perintendent and Bro. J. F. Buck, Assistant— D. 
B. Senger. 



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Lower niami Ohio.— We closed onr Buudsy school 
Nov. 5 for the winter, and commenced onr aeries 
_ of meetings the same day. Bro. A G. Orosswhito 
* preached for two weeks. We held onr Commun- 
ion Nov. 11 and 12, at which he offioiated. Good 
attention and attendance blessed the meeting. 
One man and wife and eleven Sunday school 
scholars united with the ohnrch.— Barbara A. 
Geiger, Dec. 10. 

Waydsville, Va.— Bro. Jno. P. Zigler oommenced 
the meetings at Beaver Creek, Rockingham Co., 
Va., Nov. 12, and continued until the evening of 
the 24th. Ten dear souls were made willing to 
aooept Jesus in baptism. We came to Bro. Zig- 
ler'e relief and continued the meetings until Dec. 
10th. Nine more dear souls were buried by bap. 
tism into Christ and two more reclaimed. We are 
now on the way to Broad Run, Md., to commence 
a series of meetings.— S. N. McCann, Dec. IS. 

Anderson, Ind.— Nov. 25 Bro. Geo. C. Stump, of 
Darke County, Ohio, came to us and began a 
series of meetings that was very interesting. He 
preached, in all, sixteen sermons, followed by Bro. 
Guetio, of Honey Creek, Ind., with two sermons. 
There were two additions to our church by bap. 
tism. While Bro. Stump was with us he did some 
good work in getting the brethren and eijteis in 
order. Bro. Stamp preached a farewell sermon 
on Friday evening, Dec. 8.— W. A. Grove, Dec. 
11. 

Cottonwood, Kans.— The members of this church 
met in council Saturday, Deo. 9, with Eld. J. D. 
Troatle as foreman. The church is in love and 
harmony and the little business that came before 
the meeting was disposed of in a Ohristian-like 
spirit. We decided to hold a social meeting every 
Wednesday evening, commencing WecinesJ&y, 
Deo. 13, and continuing as far in the future as the 
Lord wills. Bro. Trestle preached three exoellent 
sermons while with ns.— Hila R. Clark, Dmlap, 
Kans., Dec. 4. 

Clarence, Iowa.— The three committees, of the 
State of Iowa, representing the Northern, Middle 
and Southern Districts, — met in Cedar Rapids Deo. 
14, in conference, relative to an Old Folks' Home 
in Iowa. Brethren present were Joseph Trostle, 
S. H. Miller, Wm. Bikenberry, J. 0. Seibert, John 
Zuok, A. Brower, J. B. Flory and 0. N. Coffman. 
A plan and resolutions were agreed upon to for- 
ward the movement, — a submission of the same to 
be made to the several State Districts of Iowa 
next fall.— John Zuck, Dec. 14. 

Back Creek, Pa.— Bro. Samuel M. Stouffer, of 
Green Spring, Cumberland County, Pa , came to 
ns Nov. 18 and preached each evening except two 
till Dec. 8. The attendance and order were good. 
Thirteen sonls were made willing to be baptized 
into Christ. Among them were seven men, whose 
companions have been members quite a while. 
It gave us much joy to see this goodly number. 
May God help them to be faithful! During the 
year juBt closed, nineteen have b6en received into 
this church by baptism.— John Lehner, Dec. 11. 

Tear Coat, W. Va.— Since our last report Bro. Si- 
las Hoover, of Pennsylvania, has been with us. 
He came to our congregation Nov. 28, and re- 
mained until Dec. 4 He preached, in all, seven 
sermons. Two dear young sisters came ont on 
the Lord's side and were baptized. Bro. Hoover 
was called home on account of sickness in his fam- 
ily. His stay here was too short. Bro. Jacob 
D. Beery has closed his Sunday school at the Au- 
gusta church for this year. Onr Sunday school 
has been one of interest. The closing exercises 
were both interesting and instructive. Quite a 
number of children and young people were pres- 
ent.— Maggie E. Flory, Dec. 13. 



Aolietam, Pa.- We held our fourth quarterly conn- 
oil meeting Dec, 2. We had an unusually good 
representation of members Everything passed 
off encouragingly. We decided to hold a series 
of meetings some time in January, 1894, and in 
thmkingover the inattsr, I thought it might be well 
for us all to commence the meetings right away. 
I mean, commence in our own hearts now, and get 
onr hearts prepared for the work, bo that we may 
be able to assist the brother who shall be called 
to preach for us. Let ub not depend on the 
preacher doingall the work.- Daniel Bock, Dec. 10. 

m. Olive, Va.-Bro. John F. Driver, of Timber, 
ville, Va., came to the Woodstock congregation 
and commenoed a series of meetings at the Round 
Hill meetinghouse, Nov. 16. The oongiegationB 
seemed small at first but increased until on Sun- 
day night following we had a well-filled house. 
On Nov. 23 we went to the water side, where three 
persons were baptized. The same evening Bro. 
John left for his home. Sinoe then one more has 
made application to be received into the chnrch, 
We think Bio. Driver closed his meetings too 
soon, as there were others, we trust, counting the 
cost, and would surely have come if the meetings 
had been continued, Deo. 2 Bro. Driver returned 
to onr congregation again, and commenced some 
meetingB at the Mt. Solon schoolhonee, and con- 
tinued until the 8rh, when he became too hoarse 
and returned to his home. The meetings cloBed 
with a full house.— M. H. Copp. 

Meyers' Cave, Va.-Bro. Henry Frantz, of Forgy, 
Ohio, began a series of meetings in the Pleasant 
Valley congregation, at the Summit church, on the 
evening of Nov. 16, and continued each evening up 
to the 25th, the time of our Communion meeting at 
that place. The Communion was well attended 
by brethren and friends and wbb one of the moat 
pleasant we ever attended. Bro. Franlz officiated 
and gave some strong arguments in favor of the 
ordinances, as practiced by the Brethren. We 
sometimes hear brethren say, " We have practiced 
the ordinances as we understand them," but Bro. 
Frantz made the statement, " We have now prac- 
ticed them as they are laid down in the Word." 
On the following Sunday morning a large congre- 
gation came ont to hear the sermon on Christian 
adornment. It was then decided to continue the 
meetings a few nights longer. The meetings 
closed on Thursday, Nov. 30. Bro. Frantz then 
preached three sermons for the Mill Creek breth- 
ren and came to us at the Valley on Sunday, our 
regular preaching day. In all he preached nine- 
teen sermons for us.— D. M. Click, Dec. 4. 

Heizer, Kans.— To-day, Deo. 14, several of the 
members, with a few of the neighbors, met at the 

home of brother Wm. and Bister Wi inert 

for the purpoee of receiving into the chnrch their 
daughter, Lizaie, who, for some time, has been af- 
nioted with consumption and was so weak that she 
could Bcaroely raise her head from her pillow. 
This morning she gave her case into the hands of 
the Lord, submitted herself to the will of God, 
and requested to be baptized. After the usual ex- 
ercises, flhe was carried on her bed about a quar- 
ter of a mile to where there was water, was lifted 
from her bed into the water, and, supported be- 
tween two brethren, she was baptized. She was 
then lifted from the water to her bed again, and, 
on being asked whether she was cold, said, " No; 
but I am so happy." She was then carried back 
to her home, and while her clothing was being 
changed, she manifested mnch more strength than 
before she was baptized, and expressed herself as 
feeling much better. Thus the Lord helps those 
who put their trust in him. It was the most sol- 
emn baptiemal service I ever witnessed. Many 
tears were Bhed.— S. P. Weaver. 



Gardner, Kans.-On last Saturday, Deo. 9, we had 
a very pleasant oouncil iu Olathe, after which one 
of the home ministers continued meetings till the 
14tb, with much unity prevailing among ihe mem- 
bers. Five were baptized, and two applicants 
will be baptized soon. The meetings closed too 
soon, as the ministers had arranged to oommence 
a meeting in Ottawa on the evening of the 14th. 
Bro. W. R. Deeter, of Indiana, preached in our 
west house a little over two weeks, and sowed 
mnoh good seed, from which we hope to reap a 
harvest, In addition to three who were baptized, 
three were also received by letter, making thir- 
teen additions in all.—/. H. Crist, Die, 14. 

Auburn, 111.— It is with pleasure that I report 
the harmony and ancoess that characterized the 
last quarterly council, held by the Sugar Creek 
churoh on Saturday, Dec. 2 In the absence of 
Eld. McOlure, Bro. J. H. Brubaker presided. 
Bro. James Wirt, of Pleasant Hill, was also pres- 
ent and rendered valuable assistance. All busi- 
ness was quietly disposed of. Thie congregation 
has completed arrangement for holding servioes 
iu the future as follows: The first Sunday of each 
month, at the chnrchhouse,— services to be con- 
ducted by Bro. J. H. Brnbaker. The third Bun- 
day morning and evening; also Saturday evening 
preceding, at the Pleasant View schoolhouse,— 
services to be condnoted by Bro. Conrad Fitz. 
A series of meetings will begin shortly after New 
Year and continue through a few weeks, to be 
condnoted by Bro. Henry E. Light, of Pennsyl- 
vania.— B. H. Harnly, Ceo. 7. 

Okaw Ouurco, 111.— The members of this ohnrch 
are still trying to labor in the vineyard of the 
Lord. Dec. 7 was oar quarterly meeting. Not 
much buBineBS came before the meeting. The 
poor were remenibert d in this ohuich. At a for- 
mer meeting 814,00 was contributed to the Kansas 
needy. Bro. Robert Atchisou, of Oerro Gordo, 
held a series of meetings in the southeastern part 
of this chnrch. He laborf d haid for his Master's 
cause. The good seed was sown, and we hope it 
may bring fruit in due season. Bro. Atchison has 
now gone to his eternal home, to reap the reward 
of his labors. On Thanksgiving Day we had a 
good meeting. We expect to have a series of 
meetings, Bro. O. Campbell was engaged to do 
the preaching, but wo learn that he is sick, and 
we fear he will not be able to fill the engagement. 
We are trying to have an evergreen Sunday 
school this winter, and I think it will tncoetd. — 
E. F. Wolfe, Deo. 12. 

Eewanna, Ind. — The members of this churoh, 
with Eld. D. P. Shively and Bro. 8. M. Auker- 
mau (treasurer of Ihe Mission Board of Middle 
Indiana) met in regular church council Dec. 2. 
After the usual opening exercises, Bro. Ankerman 
delivered a decision of the Mission Board to the 
church, which asked ns to appoint our elder and 
oonsider the churoh no longer under the control 
of the Mission Board. Realizing what the Board 
has done for us at this place, the church accepted 
the decision. The chnrch then appointed Bro. D. 
P. Shively as its elder. A request was made for 
more help in the deacon's office, which resulted in 
electing brethren Seth Henricke and John Bless- 
ing to that office. Bro. Enos Fisher was advanced 
into the second degree of the ministry. The 
writer was appointed corresponding secretary for 
the Messenqeb, Bro. Shively remained with us 
and labored earnestly in the cause of Christ until 
last night. Three dear souls decided to unite 
with the children of God; they will be baptized in 
the near future. We regretted that other ap- 
pointments compelled our brother to close his la- 
bors with us, as a very deep interest was being 
manifested.— S. A. Blessing, Dec. 13. 



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THE GOSPEL MESSENGER 



January 2, 1894. 



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West Otter Creek, III.— Bro. 0. 8. Holsinger com- 
menced a aeries of meetiDge at this place on 
Thanksgiving Day and has been laboring earnestly 
every night einoe that time. One sonl has made 
the good confession. The meetings will continue 
indefinitely. This church met in the afternoon of 
Thanksgiving Day and held a ohoice for one min- 
ister and one deaoon. Bro. Ira Brubaker was 
chosen to the ministry, and Bro. J. W. Wrights- 
man was elected as deacon.— Ghas. Gibson, Dec. 9. 



Dayton, OMo.— The Communion of the West Day- 
ton church was one that will be long remembered, 
as it was largely attended by members, also by onr 
friends from the city. Eld. D. Wine officiated, 
assisted by brethren I. J. Rnsenbergar and Isaac 
Frantz, Many lasting impressions were made. 
Our regular Thanksgiving meeting was at 2: 30 
P. M., which was well attended and an appropriate 
sermon was delivered to ns by Eld. David Wine. 
— Elmer Wcmbold, Dec 7. 

Portage, OMo.— The series oi meetings closed at 
the Portage chnrcb, Ohio, Inst Sunday night. The 
interest and attention seemed very good. Two 
precious souls were baptized into Christ, and 
others said they hove made up their minds and 
will soon come, May God help them to so do and 
do it soon. It was pleasant to meet these dear 
ones again. We assisted them in a series of meet- 
ings last winter, in another iionee. I am penning 
these lines in Grand Rapida, Mich., on my way to 
the Thornapple church to hold a series of meet- 
ing!!.— Henry Frantz, Dae. 10. 

Washington, Ind.— We commenced a serieB of meet- 
ings at the Stonobnmer school-house Dec. 4, and 
continued till Deo. 17. Bro. P. W. Stuckman did 
the preaohing. The congregations were large from 
the beginning, and grew in interest until the close. 
Fifteen were btiptized and one reclaimed. Those, 
with three applicants for baptism, make nineteen 
additions to the ohuroh. Bro. Stuckman ably de- 
fended the principles of the church. We all feel 
that our meeting was a grand success, and the 
church is in battel condition now than she has 
been for yea's. — Levi Stonebtirner. 

Blutt City Tenn.— This is to inform you that I am 
Btill able to be a 1 * my post. The work has been 
too muoh scattered since I came to thiB State, to 
result in any mature fruit. The last two weeks, 
however, my time was spent with the people in 
the Knob Creek congregation. The result was 
visible and the saints rejoiced. But the meetings 
should have continued longer. To-day I go back 
to the Pleasant Hill church, where the District 
Meeting was held in November. I will be there 
till New Tear's Day. Up to that date my address 
will be Blonntville, Tenn., in care of Joseph 
Wine. Jan. 1 to 16 my address will be Morning 
Star, in care of W. A. Sherfy. Jan. 15 to Feb. 1 
my address will be Limestone, in care of J. B. 
Penoe.— A. Hutchison, Dec. 16. 

Bear Creek Choroh, Ohio.— Eld. I. J. Eosenberger 
came to us on the evening of Nov. 9, and labored 
earnestly with power and zeal for the oause of the 
Master, every evening, and in ten day-meetings 
until Nov. 30. Six were baptized, and the mem- 
bers were mnoh encouraged, and built up in the 
holy oause. On Wednesday, December 6, we held 
our regular quarterly council. All business was 
pleasantly disposed of. Five certificates of mem- 
bership were given. The solicitors for the inis- 
aion cause were reappointed; solicitors for the 
western sufferers were also appointed to canvass 
the district thoroughly. A collection of S6.70 was 
taken up to help the members of Ottawa, Kans., 
to build a plain meeting-house. The propriety of 
assisting in building an " Old Folks' Home " in 
Southern Ohio was also favorably considered. — 
Josiah Eby, Dayton, Ohio, Dec. 7. 



mount View, Ho.— Bro. G. W. Lentz, from Adrian, 
Bates County, began a series of meetings in the 
Turkey Creek church, Nov. 27, and continued un- 
til Dec. 10. He gave us a good Thanksgiving ser- 
mon on Thanksgiving Day. A good interest was 
manifested. Although there were no immediate 
accessions, yet good and lasting impressionB were 
made. Our dear brother is an able worker in the 
cause of our Blessed Master, and we trust that 
from the Beed sown we may yet behold greater 
harvests in the future.— Charlotte Masters, Dec. 
17. 

Qadison Church, Va. — The members of the Madi- 
son church have been muoh revived by the eeries 
of meetings held here by Bro. Abraham Conner, 
of Manassas, Va., and Bro. M. G. Early, of Nokes- 
ville, Va. The meetings commenoed Nov. 19, and 
oontinued until Nov. 26. Four were received into 
the church by baptism. Others were almost per- 
Buaded. Our love-feast was held Nov. 25. It was 
enjoyed by all. We were encouraged by the 
presence of members from other congregations 
Brethren and sisters, oome again I— Novella E 
Utz. 



Raleigh, W. Va. — When we wrote our last report 
Bro. E.rly had just left for Fayette County. Dec. 
2 brethren 0. D. Hylton and John H. Argabright 
oame. They commenced preaching the same 
evening and labored until the 11th. The meeting 
resulted in five additions by baptism and one re- 
claimed. Fathers and mothers were made to re- 
joice to Bee their children oome out on the Lord's 
side. Brethren Duncan and Riner continued the 
meetings until Monday evening, when one more 
came out on the Lord's side. This has been one 
of the best revival meetings held here for a loDg 
time, and we wish these brethren could visit us 
again, as we believe they could do as much good 
as they have already done. Everybody seemed to 
be delighted with the meetings — Matthew P. 
Snuffer, Dec. 16. 

Portland, Ind.— Bro. D. Snell, of Sidney, Ind., 
came to us Nov. 11, and commenced a series of 
meetings. He continued until the evening of the 
26th, delivering, in all, twenty-six sonl-oheering 
serinona. One-half hour, each evening, previouB 
to services, was devoted to singing. Though 
there were no immediate accessions, yet we were 
made to know that several were near the kingdom 
and only waiting for a more convenient time. 
Heaven forbid that they wait too longl Our love- 
feast will long be remembered. Many from a dis- 
tance came to us with words of encouragement and 
we truly feel strengthened. Bro. E. Renner, and 
wife, of Burr Oak, Kans., were with ns. Bro. 
Renner officiated. It was a time of rejoicing. 
Our brother and sister formerly lived here. God 
bless hie children everywhere! — L. Alice Garber, 
■Dec. 13. 

Oak Hill, HI.— The meeting I spoke of in my last, 
which I was to hold at Oak Hill, 111., commencing 
Dec. 2, is now one of the things of the past. 
While there I preached twelve Bermons. The ex- 
ceedingly cold weather was somewhat in the way 
of some who wanted to be baptized. However, 
two sisters came out boldly and were received by 
baptism. There was no one to help prepare them 
for the water but friends, but it seemed no task 
for the frienda to do so. Several others said they 
were ready to be received just aa soon as there 
would be assurance of regular meetings at that 
place, and some one to take oharge of the work. 
They were not acquainted with the faith and prac- 
tice of the Brethren, but now they say it is the 
church for them. Some have already subscribed 
for the Gospel Messenheb, and I think several 
more will do bo soon. — Joseph Holder, Anderson, 
Ind., Dec. 13, 



Lewiston, linn. — Bro. Harvey Eikenberry, of 
Greene, Iowa, came to our congregation, Nov. 25. 
He began meetinga the same evening and oon- 
tinued eaoh evening till Dec. 10, holding, in all, ' 
twenty-two meetings. He held a number of meet- 
ings during the daytime; aleo a Thanksgiving 
service, at which a collection waa taken for the 
poor in Kansas, amounting to §13.50, which was 
afterwards increased to 817.00. The church here 
feels much encouraged and bnilt up by the labors 
of Bro. Eikenberry, while among us, declaring 
and expounding to ns the way of the Lord more 
perfectly.— J. H. Wirt, Dec. 12. 

Beaver Creek, Va.— Nov. 12 Bro. McOann was to 
commence a series of meetings here, but aa he 
web in the midst of an interesting aeries of meet- 
inga at Linville Creek, Eld. John P. Zigler came 
to our aid. He preached for ub every night for 
two weeks. There were ten additions by baptism. 
Then Bro. McOann oame and oontinued two weeks 
more, clos'ng last Sunday with nine more, re- 
ceived by baptism, and two reclaimed. Others 
appear to be near the kingdom. While I did not 
have the pleasure of attending more than the first 
week, on acoount of a severe attaok of La Grippe, 
which has kept me confined to the house for over 
three weeks, yet I learn through others that there 
was the best of interest throughout the meetings, 
which closed last Sunday with a large attendance. 
To-morrow night we oommence a series of meet- 
ings at our Sangerville house. Bro. S. A. Sanger, 
from Mill Creek, is to do the preaching.— G. W. 
Wine, Ottobir.e, Fa , Dec 14. 

Lower Hiami, Ohio.— Oar quarterly council oc- 
curred Dec. 7. All business before the meeting 
was disposed of in a pleasant manner. Nov. 11 
we held our annual love-feast, More than two 
hundred members surrounded the tables of the 
Lord. Bro. Daniel Book, of Indiana, officiated. 
Brethren I. J. Rosenberger and Landon West 
contributed much to the interest of the afternoon 
meeting, by their excellent discourses. In the 
morning service edifying talks were made by 
several of the ministers in attendance. Nov. 5 
Bro. A. G. Orosswhite, of Gratis, Ohio, arrived to 
conduct a serieB of meetings. He preached, in ail, 
eighteen instructive sermons, exclusive of two 
short talks to the Sunday school children. Thir- 
teen found refuge in the fold o! God. Ten of the 
new-comers were members of a class, which com- 
mitted over four thousand verses in our Snnday 
school the past summer. This is a practical illus- 
tration of what an auxiliary a live Sunday school 
is to a church. — Eliza A. Garst, Dee. 7. 

Everett, Pa.— The members of this district met in 
special council to more thoroughly organize our- 
selves, having been recently separated from the 
Hopewell District, an account of which wbb pub- 
lished in Gospel Messenoer No. 4G. We elected 
Bro. L. D. Rouser, treasurer, and the writer, clerk. 
We have a membership of about ninety, mostly 
living in and around Everett. Nearly half of our 
members have been added during the past year. 
While our district is not large, we have room for 
much work. We have ono preacher, Eld. D. S. 
Clapper (a tireless worker), and one deacon. We 
expect to hold an election soon, for more deacons 
and a preacher. We would gladly welcome any 
minister who would like to move among ns. 
Everett is a busy town of two thousand inhabi- 
tants and is building up rapidly. We have one 
meeting-house, called Fair Viow, also a private 
house in Everett, for holding meetings. We have 
preaohing in Everett every Snnday; also Snnday 
school, with Bible class and singing through the 
week. We want to build a meeting-house in 
Everett in the near future. Our first quarterly 
council will be held at the Fair View ohnrch, Jan. 
6, 1894.— .A. F. Simmons, Dec 16. 






Jannaiy 2, 1894. 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER 



13 



Olatle, Kans. — We met in churoh council Dec. 9 
All business passed off pleasantly. We decided 
to hold a series of meetings, commencing Feb. 11, 
Oar elder, I H Oris;, ws? selected to do the 
preaching. We also deoided to have a few meet- 
ings, commencing that evening. We held six 
meetings. Nine were added to the church. — Wm. 
Brunt. 

Truro, Iowa. — Oar dear brother, S. M. Gongh- 
nonr, wa9 with ns Thanksgiving Day, and gave 
us three good sermons. Bve. 7, Bro. J. D. Hangh- 
telin, on his way to Decatur County, stopped with 
us. The nexb day four dear young Bisters went to 
their watery grave and were bnried with Ohrist 
by baptism into death. May they ever walk in 
newness of life!— Almeda Cuskey, Dec. 14. 

Pioneer, Ohio. — The members of the Silver Greek 
church met in quarterly council Dec. 16, 1893, to 
do work for the Lord. Everything passed off 
pleasantly and in union. The church decided to 
make arrangements to have the principles of music 
taught to those attending our meetings. It was 
also decided to have a series of meetings this 
winter, to begin the evening of Dec. 30. The 
meeting is to be conducted in the Hickory Grove 
ohurch of the Silver Creek congregation. — A. A. 
Throne. 

flardner, Kans.— Eld. W. B Deeter came to the 
Liberty church, Olalhe congregation, Nov. 23, and 
staid till Dec. 12, He preached twenty-sc-ven in- 
structive sermons, and made many warm friends 
while here. Abont the time Bro. Deeter left for 
home, Bro. Isaac Criet commenced meetings at 
the Olathe church and preaohed several sermons, 
Eight have been baptized, and two more appli- 
cants are to be baptized next Sunday. Since Oct. 
1, sixteen have been added lo the chnrch by bap- 
tism and letter. — Albert Sharp, Dec. 16. 

Len^town, Pa.— Oa the evening of Nov. 16 we 
began a series of meetiDga in the Dry Valley 
church. On the evening of Nov. 18 Bro. Brice 
Sell came and coaiionsd until the evening of the 
30th, preaching in all fifteen sermons. The atten- 
dance and the interest were very good. One dear 
young sister was received into the ohm eh by bap- 
tism. Dec. 9 Bro. Sell came to the Bannerville 
church, in the Lewiatown congregation, and com- 
menced a series of meetings, which he continued 
till the evening of Dec. 17. — Sarah Spanogle, 
Dec. 19. 

Lower Hiami, Ohio.— Bro. A. G. Orosswhite came 
to us Nov. 5, a week previous to our love-feast, 
which was held Nov. 11. We had meetings every 
night. Onr Communion was a pleasant one. Bro. 
Orosawhite continued the meetings a week after 
our Communion. Bro. Daniel Bock, of Ridgeway, 
Ind, assisted on a few evenings. We had the best 
of order and fine weather. Our children's meet- 
ing was also largely attended. As an immediate 
result thirteen precious soula were made willing 
to come out on the Lord's side. Eleven of them 
were Sunday school scholars.— Lizzie Vanscoyk, 
Dec. 18. 

West Otter Creek Church, HI.— Bro. 0. 8. Holsinger 
closed his aeries of meetings at this place on Sun- 
day night. He preached twenty-three discourses. 
The saints fee! encouraged, and sinners were made 
to tremble. Four jonng men united with the 
ohnreh by confession and baptism. Others are 
deeply impressed. The meetings dosed with a 
good interest, and with a larger congregation 
present than at any other time dor'ug the meet- 
ings. We will meet each Wednesday night (the 
Lord willing) for prayer meeting. We expect to 
meet three nighto each week for Bible study. The 
books used will be "Oatline Normal Lessons," 
and "Studies in the Fonr Gospels."— Chas. Gib- 
son, Girard, 111., Dec. SO. 



Croakstoo, Hebr. -Bro. J. Y. Heckler, of N<- 
bra»ka, oame here Dec. 7, and preached ten eouI- 
oheeriug sermons. On Sunday we had a little 
council at my house. All were found in love and 
union. We were made to greatly rej lice. We 
number seven members. Bro. Heckler his oharge 
of us. May the Lord bless him in his work 1— 
&eo. W. Siller, Dec. 11. 

merced, Cal.— I left my home Saturday, Dec. 9, to 
meet the members who recently located in the 
British Colony, near Merced, Cal. A meetiug was 
to b9 held at Bro. Eikenberry'e dwelling on Sun- 
day evening. The large and commodious room 
was well filled with attentive listeners. The meet- 
iug proved to be a pleasant one, being the first 
meeting held at Merced by the Brethren. Breth- 
ren, come to California to lecatel Come and see 
these two colonies, Merced and Dos Palos, both in 
Merced County, Cal. — A. Julius, Dos Pales, Cal, 
Deo. 11. 

North Star, Ohio.— Bro. Jacob Ooppock, of Tippe- 
canoe City, Ohio, came to the North Star ohuroh 
aud commenced a series of meetings ou the even- 
ing of Dec. 7. He continued until Deo. 19. He 
held a very interesting children's meeting j eater- 
day, at 10: 30 A. M. The order at onr meetings 
was good. We held onr regular quarterly counoil 
Dae. 2. There was no business before the meet- 
ing. Since our last report from this church, one 
precious soul was baptized at our Communion, on 
Saturday, Oct. 21, a young sister. God be praised 
for tXL—Emma Groff, Dec. 18. 

LeetOQ, Ho. — Bro. Chas. M. Tearout, of Kansas, 
commenced a series of meetings in the Mineral 
Creek ohurch Dec. 3, continuing until the 17th. 
The meetings were cf exceptional interest and un- 
usually large attendance. Bro. Yearout's sermons 
were very impressive, and as an immediate result 
thirteen were baptized. There are two more ap- 
plicants, and two were reclaimed. His discourse 
on the prayer-covering we think the most com- 
plete ever rendered here, — one long to be remem- 
bered, not only by the members but those of other 
beliefs, who came specially to hear this sermon. — 
C. M. MoMer, Dee. 18. 

Botbel, Va. — The Thanksgiving services at Bethel 
ohurch were deeply impresaive. There was not a 
large turn-out, but all seemed impressed by the 
services. A collection cf four dollars was taken 
up for the benefit of the western sufferers. A do- 
nation was alBO made to an afflicted man in our 
community. How thankful we Bhould be to our 
Heavenly Father that His goodness and mercy 
still attend us aud that no calamities have been vis- 
ited upon us. Knowing the blessings pronounced 
upon charity and care for the poor and destitute, 
and that He who was rich for our aakes became 
poor, how ready we should be to share even onr 
penury with those who are in less favored cir- 
cumstances.— B. E. Kesler. 

Clifton Dills, W. Va.— Eld. Solomon Buoklew, of 
Canton, 111, came among us and commenoed 
preaching at Salem, in the Sandy Creek congre- 
gation, on Sunday, Dec. 3, preaohiDg each even- 
ing until Thursday evening, when he bade us fare 
well. His wife accompanied him and we 
enjoyed their visit very much. Bro. Bocklew 
had charge of this congregation previous to 
his moving to Illinois, hence we appreciated his 
visit and labors of love among us, After Bro, 
Buoklew left us we continued the meeting-i until 
the following Sunday evening, when we closed. 
Three precious ones came out on the Lord'a side 
and were baptized to arise and walk in newness 
of life. Also, one prodigal, that had wandered 
away from the fold, returned, and was reinstated 
into church fellowship again.— Jeremiah Thomas, 
Dec. 15. 



Custer, Hlch. — The little band of members at this 
place has decided to dedicate their new church, 
the Lord willing, Jan. 6, and also to have one 
week's meetings, to be followed by our Communion 
Jan. 12. The meetings are to continue longer if 
the interest so demands. The meetings are to be 
conducted by Bro. Isaac Bairigh, of Campbell 
Mich. The members extend an invitation to all 
who can, to be with us at our Communion. By the 
aid of the General Mission Board we have built a 
houne of worship, 26x36 in size. Many things that 
have been against the spread cf the Gospel here 
are fast disappearing. As the country gets older 
and the lumbering business moves to other sec- 
tions, the rough element goes with it. — Israel 
Fi3her, Deo. 11. 

Johnson City, Tenn.— Bro. A. Hutchison oame to"*\ 
us Nov. 30, and preached for ns twice a day most 
of the time, until Dec. 15, when he left for Sulli- 
van County, Tenn. Bro, Hutchison is the i 
man in the right plaoe. He preached twenty-five 
sermons, received twenty.fivo members by bar a 
and more are about ready to uuito , b.1 
He preaohes the Gospel in its purity. When it is 
preached that way it is the power of God uuto 
salvation to them that believe. W^ i 
men in the field all the time. This is the oli I i. 
ohurch in Tennessee. The meeting-house is sixty 
years old. Before this house wab built, "they held 
meetings in barns and dwelling-houses. The first 
Communion meeting ever held in this country 
was held two miles from this place. — D. h\ Bow- 
man, Dee. 15. 



CORRESPONDENCE. 

" Write what thou ie;nt, and send It unto the church-*." 

WChurch Newi lollcitcd lor this Department. I! jou have had a 
K0Qda.cetlnz, 6 end » vcDO't ol it, no that Othetl txuy rclo! 
In writing give nimc of chinch, County and State. Be btltl. Notci ol 
Travel siiould be as short as possible. Land Advertisements are not co- 
Uclted for this Department. We have as advertising psffc, I 
nary, v/!i! Issue supplements, 



An Appeal, 



We, ft e members of the church of the Brethren 
or Dnnkards, are few in nnmbor and are in limited 
circnmBtarjcea and deBire to do more efficient work 
in the Lord's vineyard. Wo wish to build a plain, 
neat house of worship, and kindly ask your assist- 
ance to this end. 

This city claima u population of 12,000, and 
surely we ought to go in and possess a portion of 
the land, Feeling confident yoi will not refuse 
our appeal, we felt that thereby God would be 
glorified, souls saved and we bo blessed. 

Wo appeal to every minister of the Brethren's 
church to raise in his congregation afc least one 
dollar for each minister from the members of his 
congregation for ua. Aud may the Divine Father 
enable us all to so live and work, while it is called 
to-day, to meet his approbation. 

Send to either sister 8. M. Pretzman, treasurer, 
118 Main street, or Bro. O. 8. Garber, solicitor, 16 
South Main street, Fort Scott, Kane, 
Yours fraternalJy, 

John £i. Neheb, Eider. 

McCune, Kans. A. B. ^ isheb, Deacon. 



We, the Miesion Board of the South-eastern 
District of Kansas, endorse th" c.bove appeal, be- 
lieving it to be a worthy one, thinking those who 
have already bo liberally res We now 

m&ko this call through the Messenger, hoping 
tb&t all of onr ministers and elders that have 
charge of churches will try to rsiae the amount 
aabed for. M. O. Hodgden, 

E. M. Hobneb, President of Board. 

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January 2, 1894. 



A letter From Sweden. 



October 15 I took the train from Limhamn to 
Kjeflinge. There I had two delightful meetingB 
with Bro. O. P. OHn. We held a meeting at a 
plfcoe three miles from Kjeflinge, at 3 o'clock. We 
had good order and the meeting was a pleasant 
one. We went back again to Kjeflinge and 
preached to a large oongregation at 6 o'clock, and 
had an enjoyable meeting. People there are will- 
ing to listen to the Word of God. Many hsve 
united with the chnrch by baptism. We think 
that mnoh good may be done at this place. 

I left Kjeflinge next morning and took the 
train to Wanneberga. I have been at this place 
many times. I had meeting every day. The mem- 
bers were very glad to attend the meetings, and 
we had a good attendance throughout. I think it 
was something like tho time when our Savior 
took a walk with his disciples from town to town. 
Two souls decided to unite with us by baptism and 
arose to newness of life. The members at this 
place are in need of a faithfnl minister and they 
also pray that onr Lord may give them a good, 
earnest minister. The members wanted me to re- 
main with them, and were very sorry when I left 
the 21st to visit the members in Hor. That even- 
ing I had a pleasaut meeting. Nine precious souls 
are working for the Lord, but they have no minis- 
ter. Bro. J. Olsson's wife and I took the train 
from Hor, the 22nd, to Malmo, where I left her. 
I continued to Limhamn where I had meetings 
with the brethren and Bistere. Next morning I 
went back to my work again. 

A few words yet in regard to this church here. 
It was a large chnrch when Bro. Hope was here 
in Malmo and Limhamn, but now there are only 
twenty-four members, who live many miles from 
one another, so we can only assemble three times a 
yoar, when we hold a love-feast. We h^ve preach- 
ing once every two weeks. There are two meet- 
iug-honseB ontside of the Brethren's, so it is hard 
to work for the Lord at this point, but I will keep 
on praying and working. We hops that Bro. and 
sister Miller will come to us again next year and 
give us good encouragement, advice and help. 

We send love and greetings to all onr brethren 
And sisters in America. A. Andebbon. 

Kjeflinge, Denmark, Nov, 27. 

[Translated by O. P. Oliti, Minister at Kjrflingc] 
Notice to Missionary Brethren. 



RODABAUGH— PEFLEY — By the undersigned at the 
residence of the bride's parents, near Akamont, Kans., Dec. 
H, 1S93, Mr. A. N. Rodabaugh, of Riverside, Cal., and Miss 
Hetlle E. Pcfley, daughter of Bro. George and sister Mary 
Ptflsy. Nicholas Trapp. 

ARMSTRONG— CRATN.— At the residence of J. E. 
Craln, Altoona, Pa., Oct. 19, 1893, by the undersigned, Mr. 
Harry Armstrong and Miss Clara Craln, of Altoona, Pa. 

J. W. Wilt. 

ADAMS— ANDERSON.— At the residence of the bride's 
parents, Racine, Mo, Nov. 30, 1893, by the undersigned, Mr. 
U. S. Adams and Miss Annie Anderson, all of Racine, New- 
ton County, Mo. I. L. Harader. 

SAND02— RHYMER.— At the residence of the under- 
signed, at Lordsburg, Cal., Nov. 23. 1893, Mr. Henry San- 
doz, of Pomona, and Miss Emma L. Rhymer, of Spadra. 

B F. Masterson. 

UHL— LINCOLN.— By the undersigned at his residence, 
Dec. ii, 1893, Mr. Walter Uhl and sister Minnie Maud Lin- 
coln, both of Brooklyn, Iowa. H. R. Taylor. 

THOMPSON — VANHORN.— At the residence of the 
bride's parents, In the Salem congregation, Kansas, Nov. 26, 
1S93, by Bro. Daniel Dlerdorff, Mr. Sherman Thompson and 
Miss Daisy Vanhorn, both of Reno County, Kans. 

L. E. Fahrney. 

DETWILER— STANLEY.— By the writer, at 2029 North 
Thirteenth street, Philadelphia, Nov. 29, 1893, Bro. Frank O. 
Detwller and sister Maggie M. Stanley, both of this city. 

T. T. Myers. 

BEAHM— GILLASPIE.— At the residence of the bride's 
parents, Nov. 29, 1S93, by the undersigned, Bro. William E. 
Beahm and sister Rosa J. GUlasple, both of Bedford County, 
Va. Samuel P. Beahm. 



Hehe at Laforge, Mo., where I have been preach- 
ing, a minister is very much needed. A minister 
and wife, suited to take tho oversight of the 
church and the training of the members, could do 
a good work. Bro. Ira P. Eby expects to return to 
his former home in Mississippi County, thus leav- 
ing the church without a resident minister. 

Now, brethren, why neglect the millions of 
people in the South, both black and white, and 
talk so mnoh about going to India and Africa, 
where it will cost more to sustain one man and 
wife than to support six missionaries in any of the 
Southern States? Let ua have a special fund to 
locate brethren in the South. Concerning La- 
forge, Mo., address W. A. Fenenbnrg. 

Jas, R. Gish. 



Fallen Asleep. 

j the dead which die in the Lord.' 

SCOTT.— At HlHIsburg, Clinton County, Ind„ sister Louisa 
J. Scott, aged 69 years, 10 months and 12 days, She was the 
widow of Bro. Frederick Scott, who died about e'ghteen years 
ago. She united with the Brethren church over thirty years 
ago. She had a cancer. She leave&one son. Funeral servi- 
ces by Eld. Nathaniel Crlpe, from Rev. 14: 13. S. L. Cripe. 

LONGENECKER.— In the Upper Conewago district, 
Adams County, Pa., Oct. 16, 1893, sister Catharine Longen- 
ecker, aged 83 years, 1 month and 29 days. Funeral services 
conducted by Bro, Orvllle Long. Sarah L. Newcomer. 

FRANTZ.— In the Cerro Gordo church, Cerro Gordo, 
111., Dec. 8, 1893, Bro. John H. Frantz, aged 43 years, 9 months 
and 22 days. Funeral by Bro. L. T. Holsinger. 

Wm. Landis. 

BLAYLOCK.— At his residence In South English, Keo- 
kuk County, la , Dec. 8, 1893, Mr. John R. Blaylock, aged 66 
years, 10 months and 19 days. He leaves a loving companion 
and nine children. Funeral services at the Brethren's meet- 
ing house, conducted by Rev. Kelly of the Methodist church. 
S. F. Niswander. 

SLINGLUFF.— In the Grand Prairie church, Sidney, 
Nebr., Nov. 9, 1893, of heart disease, Bro. Harper N. Sllng- 
luff, aged 22 years, 7 months and 10 days. He was the only 
6on of John U. and Kate SHngluff, formerly of Montgomery 
County, Pa. Harper was a brother of noble qualities, a 
teacher of high merit and superintendent of the Grand Prairie 
Sunday school. J. D. Brubaker. 

LONG.— In the Panther Creek church, Dallas County, 
Iowa, Dec. 10, 1893, Sarah Anna Long, daughter of John and 
Harriet Long, aged 15 years, 6 months and 22 days. She was 
baptized by Bro. Dlerdorf May 18,1890, her 12th birthday. 
J. S. Sheaffsr. 



Matrimonial. 



SHETTER— SINGER.— By the undersigned at his resi- 
dence at Shady Grove, Pa, Dec. 14, 1893, Bro. Daniel I. 
Shelter and sister Sadie Singer, both of Staufferstown, Frank- 
lin County, Pa. Wm. C. Kosntz. 

INMAN- KERSHNER,— At the residence of the bride's 
parents, in the Scott Valley congregation, Coffey Co., Kans., 
Nov. 22, 1893, by the undersigned, Bro. William Inman and 
sister Anna Kershner. Chas. M. Yearout. 



FLICK,— Near Union, Ohio, Dec. 2, 1893, of heart disease, 
friend William Flick, aged 42 years, 10 months and 29 days, 
He was born in Rockingham County, Va , was married to 
sister Tilly Gilbert, who still survives him. While sitting at 
the table reading, he dropped dead without speaking a word. 
His wife was In the room at the time. Services conducted by 
Jeste KInsy, I. Waymire and the writer. 

John H. Brumbaugh, 

WEAVER.— In the Duncansvllle church, Blair County, 
Pa., Bro. Harry Weaver, aged 35 years, 1 month and 9 days. 
Bro. Weaver united with the church about ten -tears ago, at 
Altoona, Pa. He was afflicted with consumption. During 
his Illness we had a love-feast in his shk-room. This he 
seemed to enjoy very much. He also called for the anoint- 
ing, which was attended to. He leaves a wife and four chil- 
dren. Funeral services by the writer. J. W. Wilt. 

PEFLY.— In the Manvel church, Brazoria County, Texas, 
sister Mary Pefly, aged 58 years, 1 month and 28 days. She 



was born In Elkhart County, Ind., Oct. 10, 1835, and was 
married to Joseph Pefly Sept. 11, 1853. This union was 
blessed with eleven children. A short lime before her last 
sickness (typhoid fever) sister Pefly returned from a visit to 
Elkhart County, Ind., where she claimed to have contracted 
the disease. Services by the writer, assisted by the brethren 
from Rev. 14: 13. G. B. Shivhlt. 

TROXEL. — In the Johnstown church, Cambria County, 
Pa , Dec' 13, 1893, A. F. K. Troxel, son of D. F. and Dorothy 
S. Troxel, aged 6 months and 24 days. Little Floyd was be- 
reft of his mother when he was th:ee weeks old. Funeral 
from Job 16: 22 by David Hlldebrand. 

( HERPST.— In the Buffalo Valley church, Union County, 1 
Pa., Dec. 6, 1893, sitter Le;h Herpst, aged 79 years, 10- 
months and 13 days. She was adaughterof Eld. John Royer, 
a sister to John and Christian Royer, living In Kansas. She 
was born in Lancaster County, Pa., April, 1823. Services by 
the writer. J. L. Beaver. 

SCHROCK.— Oct. 24, 1893, Lane A. Schrock, son of Mel- 
vin C. and Anna M. Schrock, aged 3 years, 1 month and 4 
days. Funeral services by the undersigned, assisted by Eld. 
Peter Long, from Ps. 112: 4, 6, 7. I. L. Berkey. 

SIDERS.— At his home in Bement, 111., Oct. 19, 1893, Bro. 
Philip Siders, aged 61 years, 11 months and 28 days. De- 
ceased was born In Dauphin County, Pa., Nov. 25, 1830; united 
with the Brethren church at the age of twenty-eight, served 
the church as deacon for one year and was then elected to the 
ministry. He was united In marriage to sister Anna Hol- 
Inger, Dec. 9, 1S52. He was a devoted Christian and did 
much by his quiet, humble walk with God and pious conver- 
sation to win souls to Christ. He built the church In Bement, 
in which we now worship, .ind was the first one of the little 
flock to be called away. He suffered long, but bore it all_ 
with Christian fortitude. He leaves a devoted companion and 
three dear children. The funeral was preached by Eld. D, B. 
Gibson. Minnie V. Gibson. 

COPLAND.— In the Richland church, Richland County, 
Ohio, Nov. 29, 1893, of cancer and La Grfyfc, Bro. William 
Copland, aged 62 years, 8 months and 5 days. He leaves a 
wife and six children. Funeral services by the home minis- 
ter. J. C. McMullen. 

MORRIS —In the Pine Creek church, Ind., Sept. 20, 1893, 
of cholera infantum, Grade E. Morris, daughter of brother 
and sister Walter Morris, aged 1 year, 4 months and 27 days. 
Funeral by brethren A. M. Rupel and J. Hllderbrand. v 

Clara Sums*^is. 

EIKENBERRY. — In the Blue Rtdge church, Piatt 
County III,, at her home, Dec. 5, 1893, of lung fever, sister 
Amanda Elkenberry, wife of Bro. Wm. Elkenberry and 
daughter of Eld. Menno Stsuffer, aged 37 years, 4 months 
and 28 days. She leaves a husband and eight children, She 
was a faiihful member of the Brethren church. Funeral ser- 
vices were conducted In the Brethren church, Dec. 8, 1893, 
by Eld. Martin McClure, from 1 Cor. 15: 21, after which the 
remains were conveyed ta the church cemetery for burial. 
Bertha Barnhart. 

ATCHISON. — At Ceno Gordo, 111., Dec. 5, 1S93, Bro. 
Robert Atch'son, aged 54 yeare, 10 months and 8 days. He 
served the church of the Brethren as a minister for upwards 
of twenty years. He was the father of fourteen children, 
eleven of whom survive him. He leaves sister Atchison with 
saven children. Funeral Dec 7, by Bro. L. T. Ho!singer. 

Wm. Landis. 

McDOWELL.— At her home in Keokuk County, Iowa., 
Dec 4, 1893, of consumption, Cajtolia L , daughter o£ friends 
David and Lizzie McDowell, aged 14 years and 21 days. 
Funeral services by Eld. M. T. Baer, from John 16: 33. 

S. F. Niswandbr. 

LONG.— In Osceola, St. Joseph County, Ind., Nov. 12, 
1893, friend Frederick Long, aged 47 years and 10 months. 
While sitting with his family around the supper table he was 
taken with a stroke of paralyse, and dropped dead. He at 
one time belonged to the Brethren church, but for some 
cause was disowned. He leaves a wife and slxchlldren. Ser- 
vices in the Methodist church at Osceola, by the writer. 

H. M. Schwalm. 



BECKNER.— In the Baugo church, St. Joseph County 
Ind., Sept 10, 1893, Infant child of friend John Beckner. Ser- 
vices at the house of the writer. 

BECKNER.— In the same place, Nov. 27, 1S93, Earl Beck- 
ner, son of friend Albert Beckner, aged 9 weeks. While mov- 
ing from La Porte to Mdlshawaka, they found the child dead 
In Its mother's arms. SsrvlCes by the writer. 

H. M. Schwalm. 

BROWN.— In the Rock Run church, Ind., Nov. 26, 1893, 
Bro. John Adam Brown, aged 87 years, 3 months and 19 days. 
Deceased was born In Wurtemberg, Germany, Aug. 7, 1806. 
He came to America In 1833. In 1834 he was married to 
Elizabeth Mlshler, in Pennsylvania. Services by B. F. Stuts- 
man, from 2 Kings 4: 26, R. W. Davenport. 



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CRIPE.— Near Goshen, Ind., Dec. 10, 1893, 
Barbara Alice Cripe, wife of Bro. Jacob Crlpe, 
aged 37 years, 3 months and 1 day. She was 
a member of the Mennonlte church. Funeral 
by Eld. Davli Garver, of the Mennonlte 
church, from John 5: 25. I. L Berkby. 

SNIDER.— In the Massfsslnena church, 
Delaware County, Ind., Bro. David Snider, 
aged 69 years, 4 months and 25 days. He 
was married to Mary Sala In the autumn of 
1849. She died in the year 1859. He mar- 
ried Margaret Plerson (who survives him) In 
the year 1862. He was a member of the 
Brethren church for thirty • five years. 
Funeral services by the writer. 

J. W. Rarick. 

METZGER. — In Goshen, Ind., Dec. 2, 
1893, sister Mary A. Metzger, aged 66 years, 
7 months and 12 days. The deceased was 
brought to her home In Elkhart and buried 
In the city cemetery. Funeral services In the 
U. B. church by the writer, assisted by the 
U. B. pastor, from 1 Cor. 15: 55-57. 

I.D. Parker. 

FINKEY. — At Mooredale, Pa,, Bessie, 
daughter of Harry Flnkey, aged 3 years, 1 
month and 16 days. Disease, whooping 
cough and pneumonia. J. E. Hollinger. 

REINER.— In the Hatfield church, Pa., 
Dec. 2, 1893, sister Lydla Reiner, widow of 
Eld. Jacob Reiner, aged 82 years, 1 month 
and 14 days. Funeral services conducted by 
brethren HUlery Crouthamel and Jacob Got- 
walls. H. T. Horns, 

KEEVER. — In Jewell County, Kans., 
Dec. 1, 1893, Susan Keever, aged So years, 7 
months and 22 days. She was for many years 
a faithful member of the Brethren church. 
A husband and one son precede her to the 
spirit world. Three sons and a daughter re- 
main. Funeral occasion Improved by C. S. 
Hlllery, from 2 Tim. 4: 7. S. L. Myers. 

BASHORE— In the bounds of the Pleasant 
Valley church, Washington County, Pa., 
Aug. 29, 1893, Bro. Benjamin Bashor, aged 95 
years and 11 months. He was born In Penn- 
sylvania, in 1797. He was a faithful dea- 
con for about 50 years. Funeral services by 
W. A. Sherfy and J. B. Pence. 

C. Bashoh. 

BARE.— In the Golden Spring church, 
Burt county, Nebr., Nov. 11, 1893 sister Ma- 
hala Bare, aged 73 years. Her husband died 
about twenty years ago. She was the mother 
of twelve children. One of them is a minis- 
ter In the Brethren church. She died of 
neuralgia of the heart. The remains were 
laid to rest In Decatur cemetery. The funeral 
services were conducted by Bro. L. J. Red- 
ding. Mamie B. Sandig. 

RITTENHOUSE.— In Caroline County, 
Md., Dec. 5, 1893, Bro. Nathaniel Rltten 
house, aged 63 years. He was burled at the 
Peachblossom cemetery. Funeral services by 
the writer, from Rev, 14: 13. 

J. D. Wingard. 

HAWBECKER.— In the Back Creek con- 
gregation In Upton, Pa., at her father's home, 
Oct. 29, 1893, sister Hannah Elizabeth Haw- 
becker, aged 47 years, 1 month and 12 days. 
She leaves an aged father and mother, who 
ttood much In need of her help, as she was 
the last one at home to care for them. Her 
remains were laid to rest In the Upton grave- 
yard. Services by the home brethren, 

John Lshner. 

STUNTZ.— In the Bremen congregation, 
Marshall County, Ind., Dec. 8, 1893, Anna 
Catharine, daughter of John and sister Eliza- 
beth Stuntz, aged 7 years, 11 months and 24 
days. Funeral by Eld. John H. Sellers, from 
Matt. 18: 2, 3. J. B. Parker. 

ANDERSON. — In the White church, 
Montgomery County, Ind., Nov. 24, 1893, 
Bro. Jesse Anderson, aged 77 years, 11 
months and 5 days. Funeral In the new brick 
meeting-house by Eld, D. C. Campbell, from 
Rev. 14: 13. MaryJ. Smith. 

BROWN. — At his home In Williams 
County, Ohio, Dec. 8, 1893, friend Zacharlah 
Brown, aged 66 years, 8 months and aS days. 



He leaves an Invalid wife, a n ember of the 
Brethren church ; two sons and three daugh- 
ters. One son and two daughters preceded 
him to the spirit world. Funeral services by 
the writer, from Heb. 11: 16. 

J. W. Kkisrr. 

BOLINGER— In the LItriifield church, 
Ill.,slster Bollnger (m,-*- Maehl),nged S5 jears, 
ii months and^ 16 days. Deceased was born 
In Pennsylvania, and was an aunt to our 
much esteemed brother, Henry Lllllgh. of 
Mulberry Grove, III. Her Illness was short. 
The Interment took place at the Mulberry 
Grove cemetery. Allen A. Oberlin. 

WHITMER. — At Danforth, Ircquols 
County, III , Dec. 5, 1893, Bro. Abram Whlt- 
mer, aged 49 years, 5 months and 27 days. 
Bro. Whltmer was born in Augusta County, 
Va., June 8, 1S44, and was married to Sarah 
M. Kennedy In 1873. Funeral services by the 
writer. Thos. Kkiser. 

HICKS— In the Mt. Vernon church, Jef- 
ferson County, 111 , Nov. 25, 1893, sister Efhe, 
daughter of Bro. Oliver and sister Mary Ellen 
Hicks, aged 23 years, 10 months and 17 days. 
Though sister Etfie was a sufferer for a num- 
ber of years, she endured all with patience 
and a quiet trust In Jesus. She had a longing 
desire to be with her Savior and a dear 
sister, who for three years has been anxiously 
waiting at the shining portals for her coming. 
Funeral services by Eld. Fredrick, of Salem, 
111. Nannie E. Buck. 

SI3LER. — Near Dallas Center, Iowa, 
Dec. 8, 1893, sister Barbara A. Slsier, aged 70 
years, 2 months and 23 days. She was mar- 
ried to M. Slsier, Dec. 9, 1847. The follow- 
ing year they moved to Carroll County, 111., 
where, in 1852, they were received Into the 
church. Since that time she has endured the 
trials and cares Incident to the life of a minis- 
ter's wife. Funeral services by Bro. F. Mc- 
Cune and others. Geo. B. Royer. 

RILEY.— In the La Poite church, La 
Pcrte County, Ind , Dec. 1, 1893, sister Al- 
lora Riley, aged 34 years, 7 months and 23 
days. She was the eldest child of Bro. Lewis 
and sister Mary Brow's children, and was 
united in marriage to Jeremiah Riley, April 
11, 1S77. Fourteen years ago she, with her 
husband, united with the church, living 
faithful to the close of her life. She leaves a 
husband and three daughters, all members of 
the church but the youngest. He disease was 
complication of stomach, heart and lung 
troubles. Funeral discourse on Sunday, Dec. 
3, by the undersigned, from Heb. 4:9, latter 
clause of verse 14 : "There remalneth there- 
fore a rest to the people of God," and, " Let 
us hold fast our profession." 

Thurston Miller. 

AMSLER.— At Mllford, Ind., Nov. 13, 
1893, sister Anna Catherine Amsler, aged 37 
years, 5 months and 12 days. She united 
with the church some years ego, and lived 
faithful till the Lord called her. Since then 
her husband and a dear little boy have united 
with the church. Funeral services by the 
writer. Hiram Forney. 

CALLENDER,— In Greene, Iowa., Dec. 
9, 1893, William Callender, aged 82 years, 3 
months and 8 days. He has been sick for 
several years. He leaves a wife and three 
children. Funeral services by Bro. J, F. Elk- 
enberry, from Ps. 9c: 12, asslstfd by Rev. 
Wells of the Christian church, 

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Which Is the Right Church, .... Bo 

House We Live In (Swedish,) .... 40 

House We Live In (Danish,) .... 40 

The Light House, 60 

Close Communion Examined, .... 40 

Modem Skepticism, no 

House Wi Live In (Oermau,) .... 40 

The Prayer- Cove ring, 60 

The Lotd's Supper, Ifo 

The Bible Service of Feet-Washing, ... 60 

Communion, ........ 60 

Are Christians Allowed to Swearl .... 40 

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THE LORD'S PRAYER » 

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Command- 
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cf instruction for old and young, 
Price, je cents. But to readers of the GosrnL Mbsshw- 
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a year (regular price 50 cents) and this great picture for 
only to cents. Remember, both paper and picture, only 
40 cents Agents wanted everywhere. JAS. M, NEFr*. 
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Reliable Remedies. 



Dr. Kilmer's sure Headache Cure and Cough Medicine 
re kept in stock and sold by brethren J. A. Brubakcr 9c 
Jo.. Mt, Morris, 111., Sol. Ditrdorf, Franklin Grove, 111., 
and A. S. Gougbnour, Waterloo, Iowa. We would ask 
the Brethren to iry those remedies, as they are some of 
the !.■■.■ 1 mediciues made 

For 1 sum .'.!■■ 1 Prices address: S, B. Medicine Co., 
South Band. Ind. eoyi 



To purchase Drain Tile Factory In good 
locality, or will trade real estate. Address, 

S. S. PftTRY, 
50t4 Gratis, Preble Co., Ohio. 



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A cream o! tartar baking powder. Highest 
of all In leavening strength.— Latest United 
S.'-aet Government Food Report. 

Royal Baking Powder Co., 

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A Home in California! 

60,000 Acres of the Choicest 

Fruit, Vine and Alfalfa Land 

For Sale in LotB to unit, with 
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CHEAP MEDICINES. 
While we manufacture only Fahrney's 
Panacea, Camerer's Herblcura, and Camer- 
er's Medicated Soap, of which thousands of. 
bars were given away at the last Annual 
Meeting and will be again next year, at Mey- 
erEdale, we supply our agents with any- 
thing In the line of medicine that can be ob- 
tained In the open market at absolutely 
wholesale cost. Just think, White Pine 
Cough Syrup at about 8c. a bottle. Bear's 
Oil Ointment at 8c. per box, and then note 
the following prices; 



Retail Price. 
NAME. Per Sol/It 
or Box. 

White Pine Syrup lor Coughs and 


Our Special 
Price. 

Per li.-r.in 

Bottlet or 

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Harter's Pills 35 


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The Lands of the Crocker-Huffman Land 
and Water Company are adjacent to the 
Southern Pacific Railroad, surrounding the 
City of Merced, Merced County, and are 
among the most fertile In the San Joaquin 
Valley. They are susceptible of the highest 
cullWfttlon and are under the Irrigating Ca- 
nals of the Company, which furnish pure 
water In an Inexhaustible supply. 

For the cultivation of the grape, either for 
the table, raisin or wine purposes, for the 
growing of peaches, apricots, prunes, plums, 
pears, figs, nectarines, cherries, olives, oran- 
ges, etc., and for the raising of vegetables, 
this section of the State Is unsurpassed. The 
growing of the orange and lemon and other 
citrus fruits Is a success. In fact, all things 
grown In a semi tropical climate can be cul- 
tivated, with profit In this locality. , 

TERMS: One- fourth cash and the balance 
in two, three and four years, at a low rate of 
Interest. 

Low rates can be had at any time over the 
Southern Pacific Railroad, 

tyFor further Information call on or ad- 
dress Crocker-Huffman Land and Wa- 
ter Company (Office, The Commercial and 
Savings Bank), or WHlet Williams, Agent, 
Merced, California. 5 us c 



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I lit so. Everybody wants Roil Jelly 
iat people come ten to twelve miles for It. 



It need 
Agents write that peoplt . _ 

Now take the agency for your place and make from f j 
to pi per week about home. No risk to you. If yon 
can't sell It we will take it back and return the money. 
Send a cent Hemp for sample, etc , or 35 cents for a do.- 
ca that retail fir 63 cent*, or send 50 cent* for a dcien 10 
cent boxes that ret>it for jSi.ao; or send ft for a lot that 
ilferli. We haie hundreds of lady icclu, all 
' New Mid- 



doing well. A.M.-, 
way, Frederick Co., Md. 



. C. Renner & Co., 



Life on Whccla.-By J. S. Mohlor. The idea of the 
book 1b to represent the way to heaven, by using 
the different terms connected with an ordinary 
railroad. Price, single copy, 40 cents. 



Windsor 
European Hotel 

TRIBUNE BLOCK, 
145 to <53 Dearborn St. S. GftEGSTBN, Prep, 

Chicago, Hi. 



This hotel Is centrally located, and the most respectable 
House or Irs class in the City. The charges mo moder- 
*U, varying In pries from » ce: ti lo fi 50 f«i day, par 
parson. Thompson's Restaurant undernttth. Flrtt-cuui 
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A large, printed price list of. other cheap 
medicines that sell well, mailed free on ap- 
plication. As we purchase these articles 
cheap for cash, we must kindly ask that all 
orders for same be accompanied by remit- 
tance. 

FIq&sqcI with Our Way of Doing Eufuaecs 

Auburn, III., Sept. 26, 1893. 
Camerer & Bro , Chicago, 111. 

Dear Sirs; — I must tell you that I am 
more than pleased with the way you do busi- 
ness. If there is anything in this world I 
enjoy, It Is to deal with people that do a 
straightforward business. 

J have been celling medicine for the last 
wenty years. I have sold Old Mother No- 
ble's, Dr. Hoffman's Red Drops, and several 
others, but never In all that time have I re- 
ceived letters as kind and encouraging as 
jours. When I received your last letter I 
thought It would be a complaint of the slow- 
ness of my sales, but In place of that you 
thanked me for what I had done. 

I shall be pleased to keep the agency for 
your medicine as long as I can give satisfac- 
tion to you. 

There are many of the Dunkard brethren 
here who are acquainted with Fahrney's 
Panacea, We have only one bottle on hand, 
which we are using ourselves. Will there- 
fore send In another order. 

Please send large size bottles, with bill, 
and I will 6end you money for It at once. 
Yours Truly, 

L. M. Bekchly. 

Will Always Keep it on Hand, 

LIBERTY VILLK, IoWA, Sept. 25, 189.3. 

Camerer & Bro. 

Dear Sirs : — Your Panacea Is giving good 
satisfaction. It Is not so drastic thai one 
needs be afraid to use It. On that account I 
like it much better. I have no desire to give 
up the agency for your medicine for, al- 
though I may not be able to sell as much as 
some of your agents, I expect to always keep 
It on hand. I am soon out of the Panacea 
and will order another lot In the near future. 
Send me another premium list, as I have 
misplaced the one I had, and I have several 
certificates which entitle me to a premium. 
Yours truly, 

Eld. Jas. Glotfelty. 

NOTH.-The writer of the above has learned to dis- 
criminate in the proper way, between safe and harmful 
medicine. Considering the strong and drastic properties 
of some medicines now on the market, one would think 
that it would requite a cast-iron stomach in order to bear 
them without injury. Beware or strong medicine. A 
violent physic is not a blood purge. Fahrney's Panacea 
is famous for its mild, yet active properties. It is a 
blood e'eanser in all that the word implies. 

We are sending our Fahrney's Panacea. 
Camerer's Herblcura and Camerer's Medicat- 
ed Soap on very liberal terms; If you are In- 
terested, send for prices. Address at all 
times, 

CAMERER & BRO., 

1575 WEST MADISON ST., 

CHICAGO. ILL. 



Wanderings in Bible Lands. 

D. L. Miller's last book of travels, contain- 
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This U what Eld. Lewis W. Teeter of Ha- 
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" Having examined ' Wanderings ' I feel safe In saying 
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It, It will prove a very valuable accession to Bible lit- 
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Sunday school workers will find this a 
valuable book because the first half of next 
year's lessons are on that part of the Bible 
pertaining largely to scenes in Egypt. 

Some people are not subscribing because 
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and Belmont Counties, should write to W. C. 
Teeter, Dayton, Ohio. 

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Galen B. Royer, Gen'l Agent, 
Mt. Morris, 111. 



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1894. 

Brethren's 
Family 

Almanac. 



A Grand Holiday Offer ! 

Hotmail's Self -Pronouncing Sunday School 
Teacher's Bible as her* described, 
given away free. 

In order to get Dubbel's COUGH AND CROUP 
CURE introduced in every home, together with some of 
my other preparations, I offer this valuable book as a 
present to interest you. If there is no agent of mine in 
your locality, you can accept ihis'offer. The offer is for 
a short lime only, 

The retail price of 
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per bottle is $3-<*>- 
% dozen bottles Fruit Juice Pills at as cents per bot- 
tle is |,.O0. 

1 dozen boxes Carbolic Ointment at as cents per box 



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Books, Iowa, Sept. 34, 1833 
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The price of the Bible is $35°$ hence I don't make 
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means of making agents and that I will have future orders 
from you for medicine, when I will then be repaid for 
this liberal offer, as every bottle of medicine sold is a 
standing advertisement. The Cough and Croup Cure 
ha_» no equal. Thousands of testimonials are given in Us 
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for 1894, pages i and a, or send to me for circulars. The 
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open, while the cut in |Almanac shows it closed. You 
get this very same Bible, without the patent index. 



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If you wish the Bible for a holiday present, it will be sent 
by mail if you send so cents extra to help pay postage, 
and then the medicine sent by freight alone. 

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I Q fl ,cre farnl for salc or lrade > ' n ^ irke County, Ohio , 
I uU on 1 good free pike, close to markets, school and 
church. Over ten miles of tile on the (arm. One hun- 
dred acres of river bottom; balance rolling, but not rough. 
Good orchard and brick house. Will sell all or part. 
Two sets of buildings; not a foot of waste Innd on it. 
Teims to suit purchaser. Will sell cheap, as owner is 
bound to go into other business. Address, Charles 
Hedford, New Weston, Ohio. 5°U 



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Brother preferred. Good telerence. Address, "-- 
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Vol. 32, Old Series. 



Mount Korris, III., and Huntingdon, Pa., January 9. I 94 



No. 2. 



The Gospel Messenger. 



H. 3. Brumbaugh, Editor, 

!c:B8 Manager ottheBaatcni i-Tcui' 

H'intIn£don : Fa. 



Table oi Contents, 

Poetry,— 

Tne M:s!crh;s Com; and Calletli for The. By J. 
S. Mohter !S 

Essays, — 

A G^ljen Text. By C H, .Bilsbaugh 18 

Thanksgiving Sermon. By W. M. Lyon, lS 

Forgiveness versus Enmity. By Chas. M. Yearout, 19 
Primitive Christianity, as Understood and Practiced 
by the Brethren. By J. G. Roycr, 20,21 

Editorial,— 

Items » ....17, 24 

The Chicago Church 25 

The Poor, 25 

The Lord Will Care for the Future 25, 26 

The South Carolina L'quor Lav/, -6 

"Added."— To Whom? To What? 25 

Missionary and Tract Work Department, — 

Items, 22 

Notes on Mission Letters,.. 22 

Chips trom the Work-house. By Daniel Vaniman, 22 

From the Field 23 

Kotes from Our Correspondents, 27,28,29 

^^3rrespo:ide,ice, 29, 30 

( Matrimonial, ..... jo, 

;.leej, ;1 ^.m l. ..30,31 



In the absence of Bro. H, B. B's. rf-gaiar edi 
torial thia week, we make another draw on our 
short iteme.— J. H. H. 



PoruLAR sins are the moat fata!. 



A FBIEND in time of sickness is a friend indeed. 



The man who always looks low can never live 
high. 

"We see faults beat when thoy belong to some- 
one else. 

People pray too much for the things they do 
not need. 

It looks bad indeed to see a preacher aslsep in 
meeting. 

Little sins are the ones that are the hardest to 

• get rid of. 

Satan is tin father of white lies as well as the 
black ones. 

The best insurance is a clear title to the king, 
dom of heaven. 

People ought to pray for that which they are 
willing to work for. 

The man who votes in favor of saloons, votes 
on the devil's aide. 



There are no wrecks on the road that runs 
from earth to heaven. 



Feed the lambs well and you will soon have 
plenty of stroDg sheep. 

The man who is in a condition to live right is 
in a condition to die right, 



On board the old ship of Zion are maDy mis 
sionaries, but no satoonr. 



The New Testament is the only creed that will 
stand the test of the judgment. 

The road ftota earth to eternal bliss io via Ja- 
sns, and not via som" great man. 



Peotle who do more talking thnu thinking are 
sure to do much very unwise talking. 

Who ia io feed tbe Lord'u uheep while the 
preachers are settling their troublrs? 



■Just because everybody has faults is no rea- 
son why anyone should keep his faults. 



Some persons hava ruined their spiritual eye- 
sight looking for motes in other people's eyes. 

The pure in heart never oomplain about the 
road to glory being too narrow for them. 

The blindest man in the world is the one who 
will not try to see when he has a chanca. 



The rich man's grave may cost more than the 
beggar's, but he gets no more comfort out of it. 



Actions rJStsm «-,oU wrrnt 
Bomotimes what people do not ! 



The rich man never thought about the salva- 
tion of others until he lifted up his eyes in hell. 



Were the road to heaven ten times as wide as 
i'. i», .v-mo people would complaiu about it being 
too narrow, 

Preaobkrb who tell the Gospel story as though 
they balieved it, will find no trouble in getting 
people to listen. 

It is not the man 1 who has the tallest monu- 
ment in the grave-yard that has done tho most 
good in the world. 



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Some think they would do well to die for 
Ohrist, It is more important to live for Christ. 



The man who is willing to obey the Gospel will 
have little trouble in finding tho commandments. 



i'uE man who would present his body as a holy 
and pure saorifice, must see to it that it is not 
contaminated with the "weed." 

Keep your head up when the sermon is poor. 
There are pleuty of others to keep their heads up 
whi D 'lie Eormon is good. 

Peedino the hungry and clothing the naked is' £ §• 
the kind of experimental religion that is of great. n !L 
value in tho sight of God. I £ ; 

Men who are making more debts than they can' 'S '■""• 
pay, should remember that these unpaid debts, 
will follow them to the judgment. 

The mau who stays out of the church to uvoid ' 
1 1 ; vpoorites, is traveling tho roau 

Q Vdr; plaoo irboia nil lU'r^ypqu^l'-jJL^ Tl 

* P ^ 

Five dollarq for tobacco on one side of the' V 
ledger, and twenty-five cents for the spread of the 
Gospel on tho other, is a bad account to faoe the 
judgment with. 

The narrow way to eternal life is wide enough' 
to accommodate every man and woman who is 
willing to take Jesus at his word. 



|0! 

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Two THOUSAND DOLLARS for Another farm and 
nothing for tbe poor, means no treasure laid up 
in heaven. 

The church that is fall of the Holy Gboat does 
not need a grab-bag to raise money for the Lord's 
cause. 

Genoine faith does not g) from house to honeo 
praying for poor, sick p=op3e with an empty bas- 
ket on its arm. 



If the Bible required the people to wear some 
things that Madam Fashion has them wear, thoy 
would cry their eyes half out. 

When you give your preacher a text to preach 
from, seleot one that contains food for your own 
soul. 

The man who puts all his religion on the out- 
sidej makes plonty of room for Satan on the in- 
side. 

Were people as anxious to do gocd aa they are 
to get rich, it would be difficult to find a hard 



People who are always looking at the faults of 
others through the big end of the telescope, 
would feel iusultcd if any one should view their 
faults in that manner. 



People who must eat a meal with an atllicted 
family every time they go to see the sick, should 
not. expect a blessing in tho next world for that 
way of vioiting the siok. 



If people would work just half as hard to obey 
the requirements of the Gospal, as they do to get 
up and operate church festivals, not one of the 
ordinances of the New Testament would be neg- 
lected. 



Those who insist upon the preacher bearing 
the cross alone, while preaching the Gospel, muBt 
not be surprised if they see them wearing all the 
stars in the coming kingdom. 

"Go ye into all the world and teach all na- 
tions" does not mean that seven preachers 
should sit behind the table, and look on, week, 
after week, whilo one does the preaching. 

If you wish the Lord to bless you for visiting 
the siok do not be so concerned about the "loaves 
and fishes," Itr ia hard enough to have sickness 
in tho family, let alone being at the expense and 
trouble of feeding all those who call to see the 
sick. 

Were Jesus to come into some of the popular ] 
churches en Christmas Eve, looking for some of 
his precious jewels, he would certainly never se- 
lect the man with a false face on, trying' to 
act the part of Santa Glaus. 



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THE GOSPEL MESSENGER 



January 9 1894. 



~*:E3SS.A.'5rS*~ 



DW IhTSCU apprortd ttnlo God ; * woi)ti*i«i U"< 
ubaotd, rffibtlr dividing th« Word of Truth.' 

THE MA8TEK HAS COMB AND 
CALLETH FOR THEE. 



When hearts that are burdened with sorrows untold, 
Like Mary's and Martha's lor Lazarus of old, 
How dear to flush souls the kind bidding must be, 
»' The Muter has come, and he calleth for thee." 
Chorus. 
He's cnlllng, he'8 calling, sweet comfort to give, 
Their brother, though dead, vet again shall he live, 
How precious the words unto hearts that were grieved, 
"The Master has come, and he calleth for thee.'' 
The youth, whom the world with Us pleasures and charms, 
Is longing with guile to embrace In her arms, 
But a voice from above pleads so kindly and free, 
" The Master has come, and he calleth for thee." 
Chorus. 
He's calling, he's calling, he's calling for thee, 
Away from the world, and Us vices to flee, 
And bathe In the fountain that's flowing so free, 
"The Master has come, and he calleth for thee." 
The sinner whose heart has be ; n burdened with sin, 
And self-condemnation Is mglng within, 
The tidings when heeded, sweet comfort will be, 
" The Mnsler has come, and he's calling for thee." 

Chorus. 
He's calling, he's calling, O will joa not hear? 
For Boon will he come and In judgment appear, 
He's calling for sinners from danger to flee, 
"The Master has come, and he calleth for thee," 

And when all the labor, — the journey Is done, 
And salnls long for th? rest that awaits them at home, 
Then, how grateful to them the sweet message will be, 
"The Master has come, and he calleth for thee." 

Chorus. 
He'fi 'calling, he's cnlllng, lie's calling us home, 
To dwell there f jrever, In heaven's high dome, 
There Is only a step 'tween the Father and the>?, 
" The Master has come, and he's calling for me." 
Morrill, Kans, 

A GOLDEN TEXT. 



BI 0. H. BAL8BAUGH. 

My Dear Sister;— Long has it been inrny mind 
to write to you, My silonce is no indication of 
the abatement of affection. Forty years ago I 
wab a medical student in your husband's office. I 
had jaet attained my majority, waB an ardent 
student, aad brimming with ambition ii le some- 
body in the literary and professional world. Al- 
though I waa baptized with water, I had little ac- 
quaintance with Him whose function it is to bap- 
tize with the Holy GhoBt. I then read the Holy 
Oracles through the spectaclea cf a traditional 
faith, and knew not that the mystery of the Di- 
vine inoarnation muet be repeated in every soul 
that is in reality born of God. * 

lour brother, Doctor S. H. Sprogle, waa my 
ohnm, and many a hard problem in biology and 
pathology did we study together. He waa not 
then a Christian, ao there was a chasm between 
ns through all our Btudent days. When he found 
Christ, or rather waa found of Christ, we studied 
the problem of sin and redemption whenever we 
met, with more avidity than we ever strained onr 
minds over the mysteries of vitality and organiza- 
tion. Now ho ia with Jesus, in whose presence is 
fnlnesB of joy, and whose eternal revelations of 
the Father will make eternity a scene of glorious 
and ever more glorious anrprises. 

I shall never forget the light that illumined hie 
face as he passed through the valley of the shadow 
of death. I asked him : " Is there anything that 
especially impresses yon in view of your solemn 
audience before God?" "Tea," he replied, "the 



absolute necessity of working only for Jesus, and 
tasking Him the object and impulse in all we do." 
These are the words of a dying saint, and they 
are the echo of the life and Gospel of the Son of 
God. The life of the Nszarene carpenter waa the 
life of God fa ihojltsh. This, and only this, is 
the standard of Christianity. "Looking unto 
Jesus," is the cum of all commandments, "Learn 
of Me," is tho essence and consummation of all 
wisdom. Individually and corporately wo must 
measure ourselves by Col. 3: 17, 23. The Apostle 
clearly tells ua the shallowness and futility of a 
mimicking religion. See 2 Cor. 10: 12 The 
golden text of the Bible ia John 8:29. "The 
Father hath not left me alone; for I do always 
those things that please Him." Tho comp'ement 
is found in Rom. 15: 3 " For even Christ pleased 
not Himself." • Self-pleasing ia the mother- sin of 
human nature, and the plague and dry-rot of the 
church. The great confession and prayer of Pan,! 
has been only half learned by the best of ns. See 
Philpp. 3: 8, 9, 10. "What riches of grace, and 
what wealth of Christian experience, and what 
grandeur of Godlikeness are embodied in these 
thrfe verses! Farewell, to (liee and thine. We 
meet not again in this world. And yet at the 
mercy seat we are daily in close fellowship. A 
prayr-rUes Christian is a lifeless one. And those 
only pray whose whole being, in its longing and 
expression, is the emtoiiment of Gal. 2: 20. 
Christ brooks no rival. "I do always those 
things that please Him." That is the creed of 
God's elect. It is easy to make baptism unbap- 
fcism. Rom. 2: 25-29. Easy to turn the Eucharist 
ito damnation. 1 Cor. 11: 29. Life and symbol 
must correspond. Gcd is not mocked. Salvation 
is not goicg to Heaven, but being like God. 

Little did I think when I bade'yoc farewell at 
the clcse of February, in the year 1853, that it 
was my exodus into a wilderness of forty years of 
"fiery trials." But my selfish at^bition needed 
taming, and my energy and enthueiam needed to 
be chaatened and sanctified. Gcd led me about 
by the way of Marah, Elim, Rephidka, Hazsroth, 
Kadeah-Barnea, and, alas, I did not escape Kil- 
roth-hattaavah. After thirty years of wandering 
I b^gen to tako possession in the fertile plains of 
Moab, and to realize by the anticipation of faith - 
the glory beyond the river. I now write on all 
my sufferings aad discipline, " The pleasure of the 
Lord." My all-inclusive prayer ia that He may 
"work in me both to will and io do of His good 
pleasure." Philpp. 2: 13. The wonderful prayer 
of Paul for the Thessalonian saints is often on 
my lips, and always in my heart. " We pray al- 
ways for yon, that our God would count you 
worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good 
pleasure of Hia goodness, and the work of faith 
with power; that the name of onr Lord Jeeus 
Ohrist may be glorified in you and ye in Him, ac- 
cording to the grace of our God and the Lord 
Jesus Christ." 2 Thess. 1: 11, 12. The best 
thing that ever oame to me in the gracious Provi- 
dence cf God was affliction. Blessed be the Lord 
that Gal. 6: 14 ever became my boast. Church 
and ordinances have sunk into a eecondary posi- 
tion, where God means them to be. Jesus Christ 
is Alpha and Omega, "In all things HE has the 
pre-eminence." Col. 1: 18. "Finally, be strong 
in the Lord, and in the power of His might.'* 
May the testimony of your conscience, and the 
record of your lift) ever be: "I do always those 
things that please HIM." 



THANKSGIVING SEBHOB. 



When a bank fails in China, it is reported that 
the clerks and managers together have their 
heads chopped off and thrown into a heap along 
with the books of the firm, No Chinese bank 
has suspended payment for the past five hundred 
yeara, however. 



Preaohed at Washington, D. C, fcy W. M. Lyon. 

11 When Saw We Thee? ''—Matt. 25. 

•We have t!:is question aaked fonr times in this 
chapter, and to my mind it seems eminently sug- 
gestive and deeply significant. But this question 
suggests another which I now desire to put before 
this audience: What are you doing with your 
opportunities? I mean those God-given oppor- 
tunities placed before you for the purpose of sav- 
ing your sonle. God, in Hia infinite wisdom, has 
designed that man shall be left withont excuse in 
his failure to inherit eternal life. 

Opportunity is a double door, one aide of which 
opens to heaven, the other to hell. One side of 
tbia door ia called neglect, and leads to destruc- 
tion, the other side is called improvement, and 
leads to joys on high. God asks yon which side 
of this great door yon propose to swing open. 

In the lesson before ne did you notice that both 
sides ask the very eame question? Isn't that 
strange? "When saw we Thee?" Why do the 
righteons, the saved, aek this question? Surely it 
was not because they had never anticipated 
heaven'B acceptation. Certainly it could not be 
the result of an ignorant, blind service to God. 
Neither was it bec&uae they were reluctant to in- 
herit the kingdom. .They do not belong to those 
who aro eo good that they can't move their right 
hand to perform a good act without first getting 
permission from their left hand — so conscientious, 
yon know. They carried no trumpet. They are 
quite different from those who say, "Wherefore 
have we fasted and thou seeat not?" — Isa, 58: 3. 
Ah, my brethren, the humble child of God is con- 
tent to let God keep the books for him. The 
glorified saint is overwhelmed with admiration 
and wonder. The mystery of God's redeeming 
Lovg , 4aa too deep for his mind to faihor»rf»*Hle on 
eartii, end it ceases not to be a wonder in Heaven-! 

It has bseu said that "the beet, thanksgiving is 
thsnka-liviDg." Here is a genuine case of thanks- 
living. The life that is hid with ChriBt in God 
knows no such thing as hitman merit. Self has 
been crucified. That life can never appear before 
its Jndge and say: "Lord, Lord, have we not 
prophesied in thy name, and in thy name have 
east out devila, and in thy name have done many 
wonderful works I " How many sing, " Lord, in ua 
there ia no merit," and at the same time don't be- 
lieve it, because they are depending on their moral 
goodness to save them? Many professing Chris- 
tians never get beyond this. No thanks-living 
about that. 

A child of God ie a child of love, because God 
is love, and a child of lovo means a life of love, 
and a life of: love — that love that casteth out all 
fear — means a life that reaches out after God, just 
as naturally as the rays of the rising sun dispel 
the shades of night. 

Such a life regards its service not ao much a 
duty to God, but as a privilege, a seered, happy, 
inestimable privilege. This is tkanks-living. A 
life like this is the only one that enables ua to 
sing "in spirit and in truth:" 

" In sight of all my foes, 

Thou dost my table spread, 
My cup with blessings overflows, 

And joy exalts my head." 

Brother, jour cup will never get full, much 
lees overflow, if yon fail to realize the truthful- 
ness of what Christ says through Paul: "It ia 
more blessed to give than to receive." 

How many have reached this point? The true 
Christian life is one of constant giving. That is 
its true miesion. It mounts, as on eagle's wings, 
high in the realms of love. To lack this element 



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ia to drag along in the low pathB of selfishness 
and self-righteousness. To possets this element 
is to be filled with kind thoughts, pore desires, 
and holy ajpiratiocs; these constitute the factors 
that produce words and works o£ love, deeds of 
kindness, acts or mercy. 

If these elements were abiding in ns there 
would be no need of conference deoisiona to keep 
us straight, no need of restrictions and regulations 
in dress, no need of rules to keep ns from running 
into worldlyism. 

Brother, siflter, if yonra is in reality the Christ 
life, if Christ is in "yon the hope of glory," "He 
can not be hid," bnt will manifest himself in your 
life every day, everywhere and in everything, in 
giving, in dressing, in talking, in your homos, in 
your business, in adversity as well ns in pros- 
perity. 

S:>me professors of Christianity aro always talk- 
ing against 

OHOROH SOLICITATION. 

"I don't believe in this way of begging all the 
time." The reason, ray friends, why they don't 
believe in begging is because they don't believe in 
giving. The thanka-living man is opposed to beg- 
ging also, and so strongly is he opposed to it that 
he will not suffer yon to solicit him. 

He is a willing, cheerful, system alic giver and 
requires no solicitation. He gives because it ie a 
pleasure, and it is a pleasure because he is filled 
with the love of God and the God of love. He is 
so occupied with the exercising of present privi- 
leges to do good that he has no time for looking 
back over the past to recount the numerous good 
deeds dispensed by him. Let an object of his 
charity present itself before him to remind him of 
a loving favor received in dayB gone by, and he 
is most likely to answer, "When saw I Thee? " 

Some people have such remarkable memories. 
It takes a long time to forget their chanties. A 
- long time ago they helped a poor Neighbor, per- 
haps, to bridge over a troublesome place in hiB 
life and that poor neighbor not being blessed 
with such a searching recollection is now bub- 
pected of forgetfulness or inappreciation. Listen 
now: "He'll know it the next time I nelp hira. 
Really, I never did have much good for him." 

Charity! Oharityl Had God's love to ns been 
of that kind where would we be? If his grmng is 
to be regulated by our living-our thanks-living, 
if von p'.ease- where would we stand to-day 1 U, 
the ingratitude of manl It is only to be outdone 
in the mercy and goodness of God 1 

In the subject before us, the accepted and the 
rejected ask the same question: "When saw we 
Thee?" Let ns, in imagination, look upon tha. 
aolemn judgment scene. To those on the right, 
the Judge says, - Come," to these on the left, ne 
says, "Depart." And yet each m turn asks, 
f. W nen saw we Thee?" Why is this? Two 
classes in widely different conditions one enter- 
■ fag the portals of eternal bliss, the other passing 
the gates of everlasting shame and contemp.. 
« When saw we Thee? " What explanation have 
we for these things? Let me say here, <*»* **£ 
Tver reason you may assign as to why each asks 
heYa- question, there can be but one reason 
given for their different conaitions. God placed 
the double dook 0F oppoBTnNITJ 
before each class, the one passed through on the 
sTde of negkei, the other, on the side l mprove- 
^enf one led on to success and heaven, he other, 
totiiure and banishment from God. One .used 
his opportunities ss so many precious boons from 
heaven! rejoicing in that he was counted w hy 
to do something, worthy to Buffer, if need be, the 
ler parsed by his opportunities, looking ; upon 
them with indifference, if not with contempt and 

disgust. 



The hungry, the thirsty, the destitute, the sick, 
the prisoner, from these he turned away. He 
lived for Belf. He seemed to have lost, sight of 
hat Christ came to minister, .ad not to 
bo ministered unto. But here he no a 1 stands be- 
fore the Judge to hear the solemn \_jtence pro- 
nonnced. He feels that he niuat cuVhis defense, 
but it is too late. 

But hear him reason his case: "When saw 
we Thee? " "Yes," addiesBirg the judge, "I re- 
member that during my life I mot many poor, 
soffering, distressed creatures; it was within my 
power to have helpsd them. Many a time I 
might have cheered a discouraged soul, or have 
bound up a broken heart, and no doubt I wonld 
have done it, but I did not know who they were. 
I had no idea thBt those poor, despised ptoplo 
were your brethren. I would not have taken 
them to be any relation of yours whatever. 0, 
how my heart would have gono ont for them had 
I only known them! " 

Here let us pause one moment and refleot. 
Have we not here found the root of the whole 
trouble? Therefore, the world knoweth US not, 
because it knew HUH not. 1 John 3: 2. 

And why did they not know Christ? Hear the 
answer given by the weeping Savior as he looks 
over the beloved city 1 
Ye would hot. Matt. 25: 37. 
" If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in 
this thy day, the things which belong unto thy 
peacel bnt now they are hid from thino eyes." 

"Ye would not." They knew not because 
they did not want to know. " Israel doth not 
know." Isa. 1:3. Ho came unto his own and his 
own rehired him not. John 1: 11. Had they 
known it they would not have crucified the Lord 
of glory. 1 Oor. 2: 8 

"When saw we Thee?" When they saw 
those poor-lookiug oreatures they had not the. 
least idea that they were hia brothten. O, no, Bad 
they known this, I'm sure they would not have 
acted so badly. 

Ah, brethren, here is the golden key: r/ure 
love to God and his Son, the Christ, our Savior, 
iB the spring from which flows a constant stream 
through the wilderness of this world, gladdening 
the hearts of the weary, sick and careworn 
traveler. This is thanka-giving. And as the 
atreain naturally seeks a place to bestow its bless- 
ings, in accordance with a fixed prinoiple of the 
law of gravitation, just as surely will the heart 
that is filled with the love of Jesus know when 
and where and how to dispense its service of love. 
It knows Christ because his spirit dwells within, 
and thus knowing Christ, it can not fail to know 
his brethren, his messengers, his ordinances, his 

doctrine. , , , „ 

But some one says, "The lesson before ns has 
more special reference to those who shall have 
lived during Christ's millennial reign 

We can not now discuss that part, but of this 
we are confident, that it has its meaning for us 
too Look about us to-day. How many profess, 
iug Christians really know Christ and his mis- 
sion of love, his " peace on earth and good will 
toward men? " Cries of distress and misery are 
sounding in the ears of the Grea Judge from 
this and every other nation. Millions are m 
w nt Is it because Gcd has withheld his b less- 
Tngs that we to-day witness this great distress 
among the nations? Let the pride, the vanity, 
the revelling, the extravagance of man answer 
Andthe mos humiliating fact of all is that much 
„f this rests upon the shoulders of those who 
aimVbeVmeek and humble followers of 
Jesus! How terrible will be the reckoning! 

MiUions of professors of religion seem to ake 
deSS in giving homage to wood, mortar, stone 
and brick, instead of the God of heaven. 



Which ia the more consistent, to render adora- 
tion aud worship to departed Baints, or to pay 
grateful homage to the splendid edifices reared } 
for the gratification of Laodicean Christians? 
Millions of dollars spent among so-called Chris- 
tian nations to gratify human ambition that seeks 
not the glory of God, bnt the applause and praise ! 
of menl 

Bat they tell us that Solomon's Temple was 
magnificently grand and costly, and therefore we 
may in like manner build to God's glory. Was 
Solomon's Temple n type of the chnroh, or the 
ohnrch building? May it not be that some of 
thoae who shall stand on the left hand in the day 
of judgment, and shall inquire, "When saw we 
thee? " will bo of the number who laid upon their 
shoulders and the shoulders of others burdens 
"grievous to be borne "—burdens of debt — be- 
cause of fine church buildings in whioh to wor- 
ship him whose cradle was a manger, who had not 
" where to lay his head," and whose grave was 
nit his own; and on account of which thousands 1 
aud millions of poor people's necessities and suf- 
ferings were overlooked? 

"Depart, I never knew you." "Never knew 
ns! Why, Lord, don't you remember us? We 
worshiped in a chnroh that cost many thousands 
of dollarsl We moved in the highest society and 
were members of excellent standing in the 
church I " 

But the Judge replies, "Yes, bnt the ories of 
tho orphan, the groans of the suffering and the 
sobs and prayers of the widow were so lond that 
even your higheBt anthems of praise were never 
heard." 

My friends, let us remember that we can not 
honor God except through the life and Gospel of 
his Son. Are our lives in conformity to his 
Word? Are we utilizing all onr powers and 
privileges to the glory of his name and kingdom? 
(J, tlio innumerable blessings btatnwfd DJp«e vr< 
for which we will have to answer! As the pt^-'e . 
of God, are we living np to our privileges? The 
golden age of the Goepel will soon be gone. 
What will we have to show for it? Do we in 
deed and in truth know Christ? To know him is 
to be known by and of him. He can not say to 
us then, " I never knew you." To know him is to 
love him, to love is to obey, to obey ie to inherit 
life eternal. ^_^ 



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FORGIVENESS VERSUS ENMITY. 
BI OBAS M. IEABOUT. 

For 1! ye forgive men their ttespasses, your heavenly 
Father will also tor 6 lve you. But If ye forgive not men 
Ihelr trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your tres- 
passes."— Matt. 6: 14, 15. 

FonoivENESS implies, "The act of forgiving; 
the pardon of an offender, by which he is consid- 
ered and treated as not guilty." The 1°'*™™* 
of enemies is a Christian duty. The true child of 
God cannot hold enmity against his follow-be- 
inge We are to do good to our enemies. Christ 
says "Love your enemies, bless them that curse 
von ,'do good to them that hate you, and pray for 
ihem which despitefully use you, and persecute 
you; that ye may be the children of your Father 
which is in heaven. . . . For if ye love them 
which love you, what reward have .ye? do no 
even the publicans the same?" Matt. 5: 44-46; 
Lnke 6: 32-35 

Loving onr enemies is a Christian test, and to 
do so requires the Spirit of the Heavenly Master. 
"If any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is 
none of his." Bom. 8:9. 

The entire plan of salvation is founded on 
mercy and forgiveness. Without it, no one 
would ever be permitted to enter into the glory 
world. " Put on, therefore, as the elect of God, 



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holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, 
humbleness of mind, meekness, longsnffering; 
forbearing one another, and forgiving one anoth- 
er, if any man have a quarrel against any: even 
as Ohriet forgave yon, so also do ye." Col, 3; 12, 
13; Eph. 4: 2 

Envy and jealousy are promoters of ill will, 
hatred, strife and deatrnction. "The works of 
the flesh are manifest, which are these; adnltery, 
fornication, nnc'eannese, Jascivioneness, idolatry, 
witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wratb, 
strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, 
drunkenness, revelings, and such like," and "they 
whioh do such things shall not inherit the king- 
dom of God." Gal. 5: 19-21. "And they that 
are Christ's have crucified the flesh, with the af- 
fections and lusts." Verse 24. "Knowing this, 
that our old man is crucified with him, that the 
body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth 
we should not serve sin." Eom. 6: 6. 

The characteristics of the Christian are mani- 
fest in " the fruit of the Spirit, which is love, joy, 
peace, longanffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 
meekness, temperance; against such there is no 
law." Gal. 5: 22/23; 1 Tim. 1: 9,10. 

"Love suffereth long, and is kind; love tnvieth 
not; love vannteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth 
not behave itself unseemly; seeketh not her own; 
is not easily provoked; thinketh no evil." 1 Oor. 
13: 4, 6, 

" Let no corrupt communication proceed out of 
yonr mouth, but that which is good, to the use of 
edifying, that it may minister grace unto the 
hearers. And griove not the Holy Spirit of God, 
whereby yo are sealed unto the day of redemp- 
tion. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, 
and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from 
you, with all malice: and be ye kind one to 
another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, 

ae^ii ".Gtrai f.-^r Ob slat's eako hufch forgiven yon." 

EFp£ 4: 29, "30," 31, 32. If the heart be filled with 
that heavenly love, then pesc?, good-will, gentle- 
ness, kindness and forgiveness will gneh forth as 
the refreshing rays of the spring Bnn. Hatred, 
enmity and spite cannot dwell in that heart. 

" Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed hiui; if 
he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou 
shalt heap coals of fiie on his head. Bo not over- 
come of evil, but overcome evil with good." 
11 Vengeance is mine: I will repay, eaith the Lord." 
Rom, 12: 19, 20, 2L. By kindness we kill or de- 
stroy onr enemy, thus making him our friend. 

Often deception and hypocrisy combine to more 
successfully undermine and destroy the good 
name and influence of a brother or sister. The 
person seems very kind to his victim, often prais- 
ing him while in his presenos, bub sowing the vi- 
tiating seed of Blander and vitnperation behind 
his back. Of all the enemies we have, the tale- 
bearer or slanderer is the worst. He that would 
rob us of our earthly wealth, gets but little; but 
he that robs us of our good name and character 
takes onr all. There is, however, one consoling 
thought to cheer us while passing through the 
crucible of the poisoned tongue. No true child of 
God will thus desecrate and seek to destroy the 
good name of his brother or sister. "An enemy 
to us and God hath done this." 

"We should pity such poor deluded beings, who 
think to build a reputation upon the ruins of 
those they seek to destroy. We should be so 
filled with the spirit of the Divine Master that we 
can say from a heart filled with love: "Father, 
forgive them, for they know not what they do." 
Luke 23: 34. 

Says one, "I can forgive, but I can't forget." 
To forget is to forgive. If God remembered all 
onr misdoings, and wrongs, and confronted us 
with them at the judgment, notwithstanding he 



had forgiven a , ire certain? j ffon'd bo misei&bl* 

instead of happy. 

When God forgives, he forgets. "I, even I, 
am he that blotteih ont thy transgressions for 
mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins." 
lea, 43:25; Jer. 81: 31; Ezek. S3: 1G. "For I will 
be mercifal to their unrighteousness and their 
Bins, and their iniquities will I remember no 
more." Heb. 8: 12; 10: 17. Our eins are blotted 
ont and oast into the dark gcb of forgetful nesf. 
Oar Heavenly Father does not keep them in his 
memory, and will not chide u« for them, 

Those who will not forgive, ask God not to for- 
give them. This they do every time they use the 
Lord's Prayer, in the words, "And forgive ns our 
debts (trespaeses) as we forgive onr debtors (or 
those trespaaeing against ns)." Hence, if we for- 
give not, but hold malice and ill-will toward our 
brother, we ask God to hold the same toward us. 

The child of God is to "lay aside all malice 
and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all 
evil speakings." 1 Pet. 2: 1„ Malice and envy 
often manifest themselves as a product of jeal- 
ousy among ministers, One brother thinks an- 
other can preach better than hs can, and has a 
greater influence for good, and that his labors are 
more successful. Hence heio his enemy, and be- 
gins to try to destroy the faithful brother by cir- 
culating false statements about him, and using 
unfair means to turn the people against him. 
'■ The green-eyed monster" magnifies everything, 
and turns with f ary and discontent upon the head 
of its possessor; he is miserable and unhappy. 
Gcd deliver no from such a spirit! 

That love which cometh from above "eeeketh 
not her own and thinfceth no evil, rejoiceth not in 
iniquity, bat rejoiceth in the truth, besreth all 
things, telieveth all things, hopeth all things, en- 
dureth ai! things." 1 Oor. 13: 5, C 

"We cannot pray unto Gcd as we should, with 
malice, envy and enmity in our hearts. Oar 
trespasses and picvocations against God and his 
law are grei^ei* than th.3 trespasses and provoca- 
tions of onr fellow-beings Bgainst us. 

"There was a certain servant which owed his 
lord ten thousand talents. But forasmuch as he 
had not to pay, his lord commanded him to he 
sold, and hia wife, and children, and all that 
he had, and payment to be made. 'Iha servant 
therefore fell down, saying, Lord, have patience 
with me, and I will pay thee all. Then the Lord 
of that servant was moved with compassion, and 
loosed him, and forgave him the debt. Bat the 
same servant found one of his fellow servants, 
that owed him one hundred pence; and he laid 
hands on him, and took him by the throat, say- 
ing, Pay me that thou oweat." His fellow ser- 
vant asked for patience and mercy, as he had 
done of his Lord, but he would not grant it, but 
went and cast him into prison, till he should pay 
the debt. " Then his Lord, after that he had called 
him, said unto him, O thou wieked servant. I 
forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst 
me: shonldeat not thou also have had compassion 
on thy fellow servant, even aa I had pity on thee? 
And his Lord was wroth, and delivered him to 
the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due 
unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly 
Father do also nnto yon, if ye from your hearts 
forgive not every one his brother their tres^ 
passes." Matt. 18: 23-35. 

There is no alternative for us; we musl; forgive 
in order to be forgiven. ''For if ye forgive not 
men their trespasses, neither will yonr Father for 
give yon." A forgiving spirit and enmity can not 
dwell together. "Be courteous, kind and affec- 
tionate one toward another." " Let love be with, 
out dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil 
cleave to that which is good." "Bleas them 



ich persecute you, blesB and curse not." Bom, 
12: 9, 14 

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er, and should be scot to the author of the aiticle to which they refer.] 



BY J. Q. BOXER. 

Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thinks: for this is the will 
of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."-— I Th«s. 5: 17, 18. 

In Four Parts— Part Two. 

THE CONDITIONS OF ACCEPTABLE PRAYER. 

There ia no truth more clearly taught in the 
Bible, or more frequently brought into view, both 
in the Old and the New Testament, than that God 
is the hearer of prayer. It must not be forgotten, 
however, that in the Word of Gcd we have ac- 
counts o£ prayers offered for certain things which 
the suppliants, though sincere, did not receive. 
Thus David prayed for the life of his child, but 
the child died ; and Paul besought the Lord thrice 
that hie thorn in the flesh might be removed. 
He received an answer, but not that which he re- ; 
quested. 

Again, we read that God gave Israel a king in 
his anger (Ho?eal3: 11), and at another time that 
"he gave them their re^i^t but sent leanness 
into their souls." Ps. 106: 15. From these pas- 
sages it appears that the promise to hear and an- 
swer prayers is accompanied by certain indispen- 
sable conditions. Ail these conditions, eave one, 
connect themselves with the character of the sup- 
pliant. 

The exceptional condition is external in char- 
acter, and. as thus set forth in the Divine Lawr 
"But I would have yon know, that the head of 
every man is Christ; and the head of the woman 
is the man; and the head of Christ is God. 
Ev-sry man praying or prophesying, having 
his head covered, dishonoretb. his head. But 
every woman praying or prophesying with her 
head nr.veiled diBhonoreth her head: for it is one 
and the same thing as if she were shaven. For if 
a woman is not veiled, let her also be shorn: bnt 
if it is a shame to a woman to be shorn or shaven, 
let her be veiled. For a man indeed, ought not 
to have hie head veiled, forasmuch as he is the 
image and glory of God: bnt the woman is the 
glory of the man. For the man is not of the 
woman, but the woman of the man: for this cans© 
ought the woman to have a sign of authority on 

her head, because of the angels Judge ye in 

yourselves; is it seemly that a woman pray to 
God unveiled?" 1 Cor. 11: 3-10, 13. B. V. 

These directions apply to all persons engaged 
in public worship, whether it be singing, praying, 
exhorting or preaching, 

Paul directs that the man shall not appear in 
worship with any artificial oovering on his head. 
His uncovered head is a mark of respect and rev- 
erence for Christ ("the head of every man," verse 
3), in whose name he prays or worships. The 
woman is to appear in worship with her head 
veiled, as a mark of respect for the man ("the 
head of the woman," verse 3), and as "a sign of 
authority on her head," that she, thus veiled, has 
an equal right in worship with the man. Such 
artificial veiling of her head in worship is, there- 
fore, also a mark of respect and reverence on her 
part for Christ, in whoae name she, too, may offer 
acceptable prayer and worship. 

The one to whom the worship is addressed is 
named (verse 13) in order to indicate the solem- 
nity of the act, and to make manifest the unfitness 



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and the inconsistency of coming into his presence 
in a manner other than that indicated by inspira- 
tion. 

The Lord himself has pnt the conditions per- 
taining to the character of the suppliant thus: 

First. — " If ye abide in me and my words abide 
in yon, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be 
done unto you." John 15: 7. And again, "Da- 
light thyself also in the Lord, and he shall give 
thee the desires of thine heart." Ps. 37: 4 A 
suppliant can not "abide in" Christ Bud "delight 
himself in the Lord," so long &3 he haB net "been 
baptized into Ohrist," and has not "pnt on 
Christ." Penitent seekers have a right to pray, 
but they rnuat follow the light given, that they 
may "receive the adoption of sons," and receive 
the spirit of God's Son into their hearts, crying, 
"Abba, Father." Gal. 4: 6,6. Then may they 
"come boldly unto the throne of grace," and "ob- 
tain mercy and find grace to help in time of need." 
(Heb. 4: 16 ) 

Second. — The baBis upon which rests the expec- 
tation to have prayer answered, is the maintain- 
ing of the rotation o. senibip to Qrd. It is im- 
portant that we constantly and carefully gua,u 
against every tendency to prevent the etrengthen- 
ing and perfecting of such relation. Once having 
been adopted into the family of God, sin is the 
only thing which can again separate us from God, 
Sin can be removed by God alone, but only in an- 
swer to onr prayer for forgiveness. In the model 
given by our Lord to his disciples, he gives as a 
condition indispensable to forgiveness : "And for- 
give ub our debts as we forgive our debtors." 
Matt. 6: 12. Luke follows the form of prayer 
given by Matthew, with exemplification ofanthis 
part of the prayer. He sayB: "And forgive ua 
our sins, for we also forgive every one that is in- 
debted to us." Luke 11: f 

After giving the entire prayer,^ Matthew com- 
' rhentB on this particular point thus: "For if ye 
forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father 
will also forgive you; but if ye forgive not men 
their trespasses, neither will yonr Father forgive 
yonr trespasses." In tho parable of the unmerci- 
ful servant we have the exact pioture of this condi- 
tion given: " O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee 
all that, because thou desiredst me; shouldest not 
thou also have had compassion on thy fellow 
servanl, even as I had pity on thee? And his 
Lord was wroth and^delivered him to the torment- 
ors till he should pay all that was due unto him. 
So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also 
unto yon, if ye from yonr hearts forgive not every 
one his brother their trespasses." 

The word " forgive" here means to send away 
or dismiss. It is literally a making void, a treat- 
ing as though the offense had not been committed. 
God's forgiveness removes the blame of the 
wrong- doing. 

His attitude toward the ainn6r ia one of con- 
atant love and kindness, and he who would seek 
forgiveness from God must be possessed of the 
same spirit toward his fellow-creatures, even 
though they be enemies. 

Again, in the true rendering of tho Lord's 
Prayer, as recorded by Matthew, the suppliant 
speaks of hia own set in the past tense, "As we 
also have forgiven " (E T.), and Luke says, "For 
we ourselves also forgive," making the act of for- 
giveness a reason for expecting forgiveness; and 
this forgiveness must also be sincere. It must 
come "from the heart." With such a frame of 
mind towards others in our approaches to God, 
we may maintain the relation of "sons of onr 
Father which is in heaven." 

Third.— "The right of prayer is obviously 
limited to such gifts as God jb understood to bc= 
willing to bestow."— Editoi-ial, Sunday School 
Times, Feb. 9, 1889. 



God has in his Word revealed to us his will in 
many particulars, respecting our attainments and 
privileges. These attainments and the enjoyment 
of these p ri ned upon 

our asking for them. Saoh asking must be in 
submission to hia will. Our Savior taught uo this 
lesson by his o him in the gar- 

deu, just before hia crucifixion. Bowed under the 
load of anguish that preesc d upon him, he is en- 
gaged in earnest prayer. He lias a full view of 
the awful Bufferings of tbo ocosb. His innocent 
nature [J vnce, and 

he prays, "Fa ba possible, let this cup 

pass from me," then immediately adds, "Never- 
theless, not my will but thino be done." He 
would ask for nothing that wr.a contrary to hia 
Father's will. This is tho example we should 
follow. 

It is right that we carefully consider what the 
Word tosches as to God'n will concoruing auy 
matter about which we may pray. Perhaps no 
better example can be < Paul's langnege, 

in whhh ho sets forth ruau'o infirmity in this par- 
ticular -nd the means to escape from it. Hobrjb: 
"In! Bpirit also helpeth our in- 

firm . I to pray as we 

, ofc tho Spirit hiuiF.elf maketh intercession 
for u3 with groaniugs, which can not be uttered; 
and he that searehefcu the hearts, knnweth what is 
in the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh in- 
tercession far Bah I icoi ing to the will of 
God." Eoni. 8:26, i7, E. V. 

It haa been f. farmed that God hears and au- 
swers the feeblest heavenward aspirations of the 
wanderer. But the: a kings must be 

prompted by pr . H prompted merely 

by a desire to escape from present evil or from a 
sense of deserved puuiBhment, tho motive ia too 
low. Themotiv low if one 

Bhm\U\ neck to n ■ BiaCS 

simply for the pie J ' ■■:. : , because it 

would be seiuah. There muBt bo a recognition of 

a spiritual need, tog ither ith a reaching out 

toward a spiritti : eh need for no 

other purpose ' ;hi Emit," and to 

glorify "our Fathi r which ie in heaven." Again, 

the Savior Bays: "Ask, and it shall be given 

you." Matt. 7: 7. Brit wa should mo that our 

petition!) inc'.ri bui ih things as God has 

promised to give tr. hia people. These may bo 

grouped into throe classes. 

The fir.ro ia necessaby things. 

Supposo I should ask God to give me wings 

to fly; he would not grant my petition, because 

it ia not nccensarv for mo to fly. Suppose I 

ask him to give me >ne eye liko a telescope and 

another like a microscope; ho would not answer 

my petition. Neither would lie answer my prayer 

for millions of money, btesuso it ia not necessary 

for me to have so much mosey. Bnfc suppose 

when I awake to greet r. new morning, I ask him 

to grant me grace, and strength to serve him 

faithfully all day, aad in the evening I entreat 

him for his gaardian care over me while I sleep, 

he will answer thoBe prayers because it is neees- 

oarv, sines of myself I aar entirely helpless. 

When we ask for necessary things and God sees 

they e.r-3 for oar good, we may bo sure they will 

be given. 

The s< ootid class are profitable Uwgs. 
Here is a devoted young Christian whose edu- 
cation is very limit < ; very strong de- 
eire to secure a more liberal education. That is 
not really a necessary thing, for he could live and 
be useful without it; but it would ha very profit- 
able to him, because, rightly nsed, an education 
would add largely to hia ability to accomplish 
It wo 1 



them that walk uprightly." Ps. 84: 11, The 
good thingB spoken of are profitable things, or 
things that will aid us in honoring God, and be- 
ing a blessing to the world. 

Should tie Lord not see fit to give us what we 



think would be profitable, we should submit to . 
his will, assured that aa, in the case of Paul, he 
will grant us grace, to be useful without it. 
J'ne Mird class is r-ROMisED ihing3. 
Do we feel the need of help to do good? We 5| 
may ask God and be assured that we shall receive | 
it, for ho has said, " I will strengthen thee; I will lV , 
help thee; yea, 1 will uphold thee with the right g j 
hand of my righteousness." Iaa. 41: 10. m 

Do wo come to two ways and know not which ih* 
to tako? Is the path dark and we know not how int 
or where to step?— and yet we muBt Btep. We I 
may ask God to direct us, and be sure that he will m 
doit, for his promise iB: "In all thy ways ac- B0 
knowledge me and I will direct thy paths." Prov. ell 
3: 6. No one ever asked aright to bo directed in ;0I 
tho way, aud then moved forward trustingly, who ( 
had occasion to regret the alep taken. No one w 
ever will. But to be effectual our prayers mu°.t ,ov 
bo offered 

IN THE NAME OF JESUS OHRIST. 

"Verily, I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall I 
a.k the Father in my name, he will give it yon." I 
John 16: 23. " I ohose yon that yo should go and \ 
bear fruit. . . . that whatsoever ye shall aak of the < 
Father in my name ho may give it you." John 15: 
16. " And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name that 
will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the 
Son. If yo shall BBk anything in my name, I will 
do it." John 14: 13, 14 

Tho expression in mi/ notne is equivalent to on 
my account, or for my sake. If a son should 
authorize na to apply to his father for aid, 
because wo are Ida (the son's) friends, we do 
it in the name of the sou. The favor' would 
be conferred on ue because of the regard the 
father has for his son. Si in our prayers 
we are permitted to apply to tho Father, in the 
name of the Son, because the Father is in him 
"well please:! " (Matt. 3: 17), and the Father an- 
swers oar petitions because we are the friends of 
hia Son. Therefore, to ask in the name of Christ is 
to ask as tho seivanta or friends of Ohrist, willing 
to honor bin anthority, aud ready to do his will. 
The purpose contemplated by Ohrist in answer- 
ing the prayers of his disciples is, "thBt the 
Father may be glorified in the Son." John 14: 13. 
Therefore, "Whatsoever ye shall ask in my 
uamo," which will tend to hold forth the glory of 
the Father, "that will I do;" and only that which 
will help to hold forth the glory of the Father, 
does the Savior hero promise to do. We learn 
from this, first, that there ia a limit to the Savior's 
"whatsoever ye shall aak." The thing asked for 
must tend to honor the Father. S/condly, that 
both the Father and the Son (aa well as the 
Spirit) are concerned in answering the Chris- 
tian's prayers; and, lastly, that every child of God 
who, according to these divinely-appointed con- 
ditions, pours out hia heart before the Lord, will 
surely be blessed. 
Ml. Morris, III. 



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good. 



for him to 
ay God to open theway to school, because God j that country, 
has said: " No good thing will ho withhold from j Sphinx. 



"The truly great stand upright, aa columns of 
the temple whose dome covers all, againBt whose 
pillars multitudes lean, at whose bsse they kneel 
in times of trouble." 

•—»—•- 

An Egyptian paper, printed in English, is 
about to be started in Cairo, by an American, 
named David Garrick Longworth. This is the 
first publication of the kind that has appeared in 
and is to bear the title of " The 



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THE GOSPEL MESSENGER. 



January 9, 1894. 



Missionary and Tract Work Dep 



" Upon the first day ol the week, 
*l every one ol yon lay by Dlm ln 
rtore u God hath protspered him, 
iat there be no gathering* when I 
Men.."-" Cor. 16: % 



' Every man ai he purpcueth in 
hli heart, io let him ffive. Not 
grudgingly or ol necessity, for th» 
Lord loveth * theetlai Biv:r."-a 
Cor. 9: 7- 



ROW MUCH SHALL WC : !''»- ' 
I "Every man ««*«.._-/«. hUaMUi." "Every ™f\6'**£ h *Z 
jJShL" " Everyman, «««**r« *' _*•»*«"* '» A ' */<"*< »°. let 
W E lve ' ! "For II 'here be Brit a wUllng mind, it b U0B»tod ««^<« 
i »S « «« M »* not a«ordln K to that be hrfh -<*.»-« | 

Organization of Missionary fonralttM. 

McPherwn, Kane. 
Mt. Morris, IU- 

. ML Morris, I.,. 



t 



'.Daniel Vaniman, Foreman, 



D. la Miller, Trcaourer, 
°Gai.eh °. Rover, Secretary, 



Organization of Book and Tract Work. 



fe 

S. W. Hoover, Foreman, 
?" S. Bock. Secretary and TrelEurer, 

m. 
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Dayton, Ohio 

Dayton. Chic. 



__.AH donation. Intended lor HUalonarr Work .hould be .eat to 
Galhn B. Rovan, Mt. Morrl., III. 
BT-A11 money lor Tract Work .hould be .cot to S. Boca, Dayton, 

no Ohio. 

no HTMoney may be «nt by Money Order, Regl.te.ed teste:, or Draft, 
• on Hew York or Chicago. Do not .end personal check., or drill, oo I* 
18 : tedor town., a. It co.t. .S cent, to collect them. 
13 : fcW-Solldlo.. are requested to lalthlutly carry out the plan ol Annual 

Heeling that all our member, b. .olklted to contribute a! least twlee a 

year lor the Mls.loo and Tract Work ol the Church. 
Vol _yNotc. lor the Endowment Fund can be had by writing to the Ssc- 
e( J j letary ol either Work 

W hi Bin is «in, whether in the palace or in the 

tioi hovel 

and 



The man who is properly shod with the prep- 
arationof the Gospel, dceB not wear a number seven 
shoe on a number eight foot to piesse the demands 
of fashion. 

No fewer than 320 tablets have recently been 
recovered in Palestine and Arabia, ail throwipg 
more or less light on oontssted portions of Scrip- 
ture. The tablets are nearly 4.000 yeare old. 

The hottest portion of the globe ia said to be 
in Persia- tho southwestern coast, on the Per- 
sian Gulf. Hero the meroury has stood at 100 
degrees in the shade night and day for forty con- 
secutive days in the months of July and August. 
In the middle of the afternoon it has run up to 
130 degrees. 

Recently Miss Nellie Bullard, of Waycross, 
Ga , was dumb. The cause of her being speech- 
less was a cleft palate. Now she talks fluently. 
The change has been wrought by m»ana of an ar- 
tificial palate obturator made of vulcanite and rub- 
bar by a skillful dentist. It was adjusted in her 
month, and for.the first time in her life she ut- 
tered a word, and after a few days of trying simple 
words she was able to oonverse with her friends. 



At home is the very place to use your kind 
you words 
auol 



Look at yourselves for faults, but at others for 

igj ""*■*<»■ 

that The world sought gain while Christ hnng up- 
ness on the oross, The y cast l ots for his raiment. 

.""TniTmau who preaches to please the Lord is 
6nm ' sure to be on the right side of his best friend. 

"5 

he tt No man oan run ft straight fnrrow with the 
shalt Gospel plow while looking at the crooks in hia 
oome neighbor's furrow. 

r Preachers who plaoe the food so high that 

, ' most of the old sheep cannot reach it, may some 

n , day have to give an account for starving the lambs. 

inccei 
lame 
lersor 



It seems that this country is likely to be visited 
by an epidemio of La Grippe dming the present 
winter. Concerning it one of our exchanges says: 
"Past experience with this disease, which assumes 
various forms in different individuals, shows that 
the best preventive is the avoidance of exposure 
and overexertion, and the use of warm clothing 
and plain bnt nutritious diet. When once the dis- 
ease has seized one, the greatest care is needed to 
avoid relapse. Most fatalities, we believe, have 
resulted from a relapse caused by going out too 
soon after the disease has seemed to relax its hold. 
Aged persons, and those of weak constitutions, 
should use the greatest caution in guarding their 
health at such times." 



Put money in your boy's pocket and he may 
lose it. Pat it in his head in the way of an edn- 
- cation or trade, and he has something that he 
"8 hi: oarlu ot lose, and no one can steal, 
iating 

Photographs can now be taken any depth un- 
der the water by use of a lamp invented for that 
purpose. This will enable us to get pictures of 
some of the strange animals in the sea. 



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What are 800 missionaries in China among 
380,000,000 souls? One missionary to half a 
million? About the same proportion of missiona- 
ries among the 250,000,000 or 300,000.000 of In- 
dia, one to about 400,000. In Siam with from 
8,000,000 to 10,000,000 about a ooore of men and 
women laboring among the native Siamese peo- 
ple, every male missionary having an average par- 
ish ot a million souls, and cities with a popula- 
tion of '200,000 having not even a Bible reader or 
native teacher! And these are but a few exam- 
ples of the general destitution, and yet some 
preachers will get up and say that it ia not neces- 
sary to preach the Gospel to the heathen nations! 
The Lord have mercy upon them!— J. S. S. 



NOTES ON MISSION LETTERS. 



The Greek church claims 16,000 converts to its 
faith and 2,480 baptisms among the Japanese dur- 
ing the past year. In its Theological Seminary 
at Tokyo, are twenty-one students, and 100 in the 
high school. 

Mark your Bible— Use marks of your own in- 
vention so you will know what it means at a 
glance. Use ink; use different colors. Always 
use red where blood is alluded to; it is emblemati- 
cal. Mark your Bible.— J. R. S. 



In order to gain some estimate of the amount 
of money spent in saloons, an Illinois banker re- 
cently pnt a mark on the money he paid out late 
on Saturday, to the wage-workers of the town 
who patronized his bank Seven hundred dollarn 
were paid out, and on Monday morning nearly 
half of the sum was returned from saloons in the 
district. 



Galen B. Rover, 
Deaf Sir: — 

Enclosed you -will please find ten dollars for mis- 
sionary purposes wherever you think it is needed. I am no 
member, but think we ought to give the one tenth oi our 
money to the Lord's cause, for I think there is where It be- 
longs. He has bleised me ln many wavs. You need r.ot 
have my name, for the Lord knows whether it is prompted 
by a good motive. [Signed] « Sinner." 

Inasmuch as moat letters 89nt with mission 
money are not intended for publication, it has 
been made a rule to withhold the name, and in 
some oaBes the address of the writer. But, be- 
cause of the contents, this letter ia given entire 
as it was received. There is no address to it, and 
the name signed is as given above. The letter 
wa3 laid by with a view of calling attention to 
two things in it 

1. Here is what " Sinner" considers is duo the 
I Lord's work. Under the pressure of the convic- 



tion that all persons blessed with tho advantages 
of the Bil Is should give onetenth of their in- 
come to the Lord, "Sinner" has given $10.00, 
whether it is the tenth or not mutters not now. 
Evidently " Sinner " has been reading the Bible, 
for I fear that this idea could not have been read 
from the members cf the church of which the 
f and belongs. Thcss who give a tenth or more 
are not sounding a trumpet about it. And if 
" Sinner, " alienated from God and having no ex- 
perience of that sweet fellowship with Christ 
which the Christian enjoys, feels the need of giv- 
ing a tenth to the Lord's work, how must the 
"saint" who gives nothing appear in the eyes of 
him who made all, gave all, died for all, and com- 
manded his followers to preach the Gospel to 
ALL? Again, how muBt the members of the 
church whom "Sinner" sees all around, impress 
this outsider when they do not give to the Lord's 
work year after year, or if they are solicited and 
give something, oompiain about it afterward? 
Brethren and sisters, if the duty of giving, of 
helping to carry the Gospel to all the world, is so 
plainly taught in the Bible that even sinners de- 
sire to do that part of Christian work, will God 
hold us guiltless if we, hia followers, fail to do 
our duty in this work? 

2. "Sinner'a" "tenth" idea is beooming quite 
prevalent among na as what is due tho Lord; at 
least in theory, if not in practice. In practice it 
would certainly bring much more money into the 
treasury of the Lord. I venture to say that if 
the 70,000 members of the church would give a 
tenth of their income to the Lord yearly there 
would be many times SS.OOO.OO in the treasury for 
mission work. But that is not Paul's proportion- 
ment, neither io it what the Conference has rec- 
ommended each member to give. Paul says, " As 
the Lord hath prospered yon," and the Confer. 
enoe recommend? one oent per week. Surely one 
cent per week will not go over what "the Lord 
has prospered yon," And yet, if the General 
Mission Board had bnt one cent per week from 
each member of the cnuRCH she would have suf- 
ficient to carry on her missionary work, give 
S500 to eticfc State District for District missions 
o: aiding in building meetinghouses, and still 
have $10,000.00 to do mission work in India and 
other heathen lands. Just think of it, beloved! 
ONE OENT per week for a cause which is or 
should be the dearest to every follower of 
Christ, one cent per week for carrying the 
Gospel to those who know it not, when Christ 
qave his life that the world mibht have salva- 
tion, and commanded his followers to carry 
it to " ALL the world " ! I And yet the Board 
cannot meet all its calls, not because the church 
has not been blessed with the means, but because 
EACH individual member does not give one cent 
per week. 

" I gave my life for thee, 
What hast thou given for me?" 

G. B. R.Seo. 

i— I,.-. 



CHIPS FROM THE WORK-HOUSE. 



BY DANIEL VANIMAN, 

Elements of Succoas, both Financially and Spiritually. 

1, Beware, lest an inordinate love for earthly 
gain hinder your prayers and the reading of the 
Bible. 

2, Don't be ashamed of your religion. Stand 
up boldly and firmly for correct religions princi- 
ples under all circumstances. Remember you are 
a partner with the One to whom belong the earth 
and the fullness thereof, and that he will bless 
and help you both temporally and spiritually just 

j in proportion as you become properly related to 
I the principles that govern your success in either 



January 9, 1894. 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER 



23 



line. In your dealings with your fellow-men 
give good measure, for " with what measure ye 
mete, it shall be measured to yon again." Matt. 
7: 2. "Give, and it shall be given nnto you; 
good measure, pressed down, and shaken togeth- 
er, and running over, shall men give into your 
bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete 
withal it shall be measured to you again " Luke 
6:38. 

3. Avoid idleness. Be nearly ns much ashamed 
to be an idler as a thief. "Not slothful in busi- 
ness, fervent in spirit; serving the Lord." Korn 
12: 11 

i. If yon have sold your time to another, take 
an active personal interest in the business of 
yonr employer; and be as much concerned to 
have his affairs prosper as if they were your own. 
Tour salary depends upon the profits of his busi- 
ness. Esmember, that only by your untiring 
diligence and faithfulness to his business you 
can induce him to repose that confidence and 
trust in you that ie worth more to yon than mon- 
ey. It will be a kind of surplus payable with in- 
terest some ume in <h» future. Never forget 
that "a good name is rather to be chosen than 
great riches, and loving favour rather than silver 
and gold." Prov. 22: 1. 

5. B9 content with a Binall salary in the begin- 
ning. It will help you to appreciate every little 
advance that will be allowed you. 

6. Avoid making debts. Always 'live under 
your income, no matter how small it may be. 
This will secure you a drill that is fundamental 
to success, the very foundation stone of it. This 
will everywhere and under all circumstnnceo be a 
credit and help to you. 

7. Don't be eager to stroll away from the place 
where you have become acquainted to try yonr 
fortune among entire strangers, lest yon be giving 
up a certainty for an uncertainty. A bird in the 
hand is worth two in the bush. 

3. Ohoose any honorable profession or calling 
for which you have a tileni or liking, and into 
which you can take God as a partner, and be sure 
to allow him a liberal share of the profits, faith- 
fully distributed by you for benevolent purposes; 
then stick to it and concentrate the powers of 
your mind, will, energy and talent upon it until 
yon have mastered the situation. 

9. Aim high in the choice of yonr calling. If 
one starts out with the purpose of becoming only 
a rag-pioker or a section boss on some railroad, 
he is likely to get no farther; but if ho starts out 
with a determined purpose to become an expert 
in some honorable and remunerative profession 
or calling, then, with patient perseverance, trains 
himself in it until he will have himself well in 
hand, with intellect and moral powers well de- 
veloped and the powers of the mind broadened 
and made subject to the will, — then aud not until 
then will one be able to drive himself like a well- 
trained steed ia any direction it may seem beet 
or most necessary for him to go. 



»>FROM * THE * FIELD* 

" Go, work ia my vineyard." 

Report of Ministerial Meeting. 

A Ministerial Meeting was held in the South- 
ern District of Pennsylvania at Mechanicsburgb, 
Nov. 28 and 29. 

The Meeting was opened by singing and 
prayer, and was organized for business by elect- 
ing Bro. Jacob Hollinger, Chairman, and the 
writer, Secretary. The object of the meeting was 
briefly stated by Bro. 0. L, Pfoutz and others, 
after which twenty brethren and one sister made 
efforts to answer and explain nine queries and 



five propositions relating to ministerial work. 
Sunday schools and mission work received a fair 
share of time and attention. 

By order of the Meeting the Chairman ap- 
pointed br.-thren J. F. Oiler. Joseph Long and 0. 
L. Pfonlz a committee to formulate a programme 
for the next mi 

On account of the prevalence of small-pox in 
the town, the attendance was not as large as had 
been expocted. Still the house waa, during some 
session*, well filled Good order and 

' vailed throughout the entire pro. 
ceedings. 

Our members and others in Meobanionburgh 
.-hauks for their kindness shown 
to all who attended the Meeting. These minis- 
terial institutes, when properly conducted, aro 
certainly of invaluable benefit to the ministry, 
and consequently of muoh advantage to the 
churches. When important matter is carefully 
selected for the minister to study and Bpeak of 
publicly to his co-laborers, aud to hear them, and 
whei there ia a mental, retrospective reflection 
upon what all have said, which ohvays occurs, 
':; ' - .ess (ai least it ought to in most cases), 
ind insufficiency. 
Sao reflections are always precious gifts from 
God !o the minister. They odify the church. It 
is a good thing when "our beet friends tell us 
our faults aud teaoh us how to correct them," but 
each one seeiug and correcting his own faults is 
a more excellent way. J. B. Garver. 

From leask Sale, Ontario, Canada, 



Another year has goas by. The GOSPEL 
Messenger has been a faithful visitor each 
We have received it regularly, and ra?.h number 
has been laden with profitable and interesting 
reading. q oor only preacher during 

the year. There has not been any minister of 
the Brethren churoh in this country, so far as I 
kao:7, for more than a year; neither have we 
■ i- anything in the Messenger concerning 
this great field that i3 opc-a for miBtiionary work. 

Why nothing has boi for the cause in 

this country daring the year ia something that we 
do not understand. There seems to bo more in- 
terest taken at present in this great work of hav- 
ing the Gospel preached to all tbrin in former 
years. It 26 well and good that the church is 
making some progress m this direction, 

It is a matter for thankfulness that there 
is something being done i i have the Gospel 
preached in heathen lands. I often have won 
dered why nothing was dote for those countries 
that are in heathen elarkness Probably I 
thought more about !': use I was for- 

merly connected with a church that did missiona- 
ry work extensively in heathen oountries. It 
seems that the members were all of one mind 
i iasionary work, even if thc-y were not in 
everything elae. There was no trouble to get the 
maacu to support the cause, although the minis- 
try at home coat considerable. The minister in 
each oongr ;•• paid a good salary every 

year. It in different in the Brethren church, 
where the minister does his work free, aud, if I 
am not wrongly informed, does much towards 
pacing expenses of the church. There seems to 
bo more looked for from preachers in ihe Breth- 
ren church. The Gospel way is for each one to 
do his part. 

Much h»o been said about missionary work 
this year through the Messenger. There seems 
to be a good interest taken in tho India Mission. 
Siae think there aro plenty of placss nearer 
home. That is true. There is a larc,e field here 
in Canada v7heio ihe Brethren e-lieaely imve a- 
beginning. There are few members here, but all, I 



as far as I know, are anxious that the work 
should be carried on. If the church will only 
pattern after the Great Head cf the church, as 
well as the apostles and tho early Christians, 
there will soon be laborers for this and heathen 
lands. If we work to better others, the work will 
prosper at home. He that said it was more 
blessed to give than receive, will blesB the work 
aud many valuable souls will be brought into the 
fold. 

Let us all remember that the preacher cannot 
bo expeoted to do all I Wo earnestly hope that 
the ohnrch will send Borne laborers to this coun- 
try, for souls are worth as much hore as at oth- 
er pluoes. ^^ G. Hossaok. 

From tho Mioeral Creek Church, Mo. 



Deo. 1 1 went to Warrensburgh, Mo., where I 
was met by Bro. J. M. Mohler, who took me to 
tho Mineral Creek ohurch on Saturday, where a 
series of meetings was to have begun in the 
evening, but owing to the inolemenoy of the 
weather, meetioga did not begin till Sunday, 
at 11 A. M. 

Wo continued thar- ../lings until Sunday even- 
ing, the 17th, preaching in all twenty.three ser- 
mons. We had a very interesting meeting, large 
crowds most of the time, aud the boBt of order. 
Li Qrippe was voging through the country, and 
kept a great many from attending tho meetings 
dating the second week. 

Bro. S. S. Mohler'H funeral was preached on 
Tueuday, Dec. 6, at 2 P. M., at the Mineral 
Creek chnrch, near which he lived and labored 
faithfully for several years, His labors, however, 
were not confined to the Middle District of Mis- 
souri, as he traveled much, and labored earnest- 
ly to advance the Master's cause. It was said by 
one, the day of the fnneral, " A mighty man in 
Israel hath fallen." , 

Thus another veteran of the oross has gone to 
hifl reward. I trust some one will give a short 
sketch of his life. 

During enr meetings six were boptizsd, and 
two wanderers from the Father's house returned, 
and were restored to fellowship among the faith- 
ful, while many tears of joy flowej. Six more 
were to be baptized Mondsy, tho 18th, making 
fonrleen additions to the church. 

Ohas, M YEAnorjT. 
Dec 21. 



Tho Gonpcl Messenger 



la I",,, recognized orrjan oitne German Baptist or Brethren's church, 

md advocates the form, of doctrine taucht In tiic tlew Testament and 

. return to apostolic and primitive Christianity. 

i -. the Hcvr Testament as the only inlallihlc rule ol faith and 

Lisa that Faith toward God, Repentance from dead 

works, Regeneration of the heart and mind, baptism by Trine Immersion 

!or remission of sins unto the reception of the Holy Ghost by the laying 

I, .ire the means ol adoption Into the household of Gcd,— tho 

illltut. 

It also maintains that Feet-washing, as taught In John it, both by ex- 

.' command of Jcsua, should bo observed In the church. 
That the Lord's Supper, Instituted by Christ and aa universally ob- 
apostles and the early Christians, Is a full meal, and, In 
'■>. thr Communion, should be taken In the evening or alter 
' .he day. 

I lutatlon of the Holy Klsa, or Klas of Charity, la binding 
'i iwersof Christ, 
riiat War and Retaliation are contrary to the spirit and Belfdenylrrg 
principles of the religion ol Jesus Christ. 

That the principle of Plain Dressing and of Non-confonrjvy to the 
world, as taught In the New Testament, should be observed by the fol- 
Christ. 

rlpturaldotyol Anointing the Sick with Oil, In the Name 
rd, James c: 14, Is binding upon all Christians. 
It also advocates the church's duty to support Missionary and Tract 
Irion; to the Lord for the spread of the Gospel and for the 
I sinners. 
lets a vindicator of all that Christ and the apostles have en- 
;'.!r.cd upon ue, and aims, amid the conflicting theories and discords of 
modem Christendom, to point out ground that all must concede to be In- 
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THE GOSPEL MESSENGER. 



January 9, 1894. 



The Gospel Messenger, 

A Weekly at $1.60 Per Aimm 

rUBLlSHBITi DV 

The Brethren's Publishing Co. 



Eklttor 
Office Editor 



D. L. Mli-1-ri.H., 

J. li. MOORE, . . • • 

J. B. Brumbaugh,) .... Associate Editors. 

J. G. Rovkr, f 

JOSEPH AMICK, Business Manegfr. 



i?jrs-C:.mmunlcallons (or publication shot-Id be l-„ 
black Ink on one aide o! the papor only. Do not attempt lo Interline, 01 
tD put on one pane what ought to occupy two. 

jasr-AccnymouB communication! will not he published. 

t£Jff-Do not mbt business with articles lor publication. Keep your 
communications on separate sheets irom ill business. 

lasT-Tlme is precious. We always have lime to attend to business and 
to answer questions ol importance, but please do not subject us to need 
less answering oi letters. 

I?jy-The Mkssbnger Is mailed each week to all subscribers. 1 1 
dress Is correctly entered on our lilt, the paper must reach the person to 
whom It Is addressed. H you do not get your paper, write us, giving par- 
titulars. 

srjt-When changing your address, pleas; give your former- as well as 
your future, address In lull, eo as to avoid delay and misunderstanding. 

cry-Always remit to the office Irom which you order your goods, no 
matter irom where you receive them. 

|»-Do not send personal checks or drafts on Interior banks, unless you 
send with them 35 cents each, to pay lor coUectlon. 

ray-Remittances should be made by Post-office Money Order, Drafts 
on New York, Philadelphia or Chicago, or Registered Letters, 
able and addressed to " Brethren's I'ubllshlng Co. 
or " Brethren's Publishing Co., Huntingdon, Pa," 

ray-Entered at the Post-office at Mount Morris, 111., as second-class 
matter. 



made pay- 
i Mount Morris, III.," 



Some of tho Clerks of District Meetings are 
very slow about sending as copies of their 
Minutes. We would like the Minutes as soon 
after printing as possible. 



Blto. J. B Leathebman, formerly of Conway 
Springs, Kans., now writes us from Menvel, Tex., 
where ho c-xpf.ctu to remain till March, 1894, and 
at which point he may be addressed. 



Buo. Geo. Finkenbinder reports that Bro. G. 
W. Armentront io engaged in a very interesting 
series of meetings at Friend, Kans. Three have 
been baptized and others seem deeply impressed. 



Mount Herri', III., 



January 9, 1884 



The General Mission Board meets at Mt. Morris 
next Tuesday, Jan. 9th. 



One young man was baptized at Mt. Morris 
since the mailing of our last issue. 



Muomcorrespondence intended for this issue is 
crowded out, and muBt lay over till next week. 



Writino ftom Palestine, Ark., Bro. A. I. Mow 
says two recently united with the ohurch at that 
place. 

Bro. Dorsey Hotjqden truthfully says, "The 
day is paBt for us to say that nothing oan be done 
in cities and towns." 



Bbo. L. T. Holbihqer closed hia interesting 
series of meetings at Oerro Gordo, 111., on the 
last evening of tho old year, with thirty-two addi- 
tions by confession and baptism, and five re- 
claimed, making thirty-seven in all. 



Under date of Dec. 27 Bro. Silas Hoover 
writes: " I commenced a series of meetings in the 
Spring Run congregation, Mifllin Co., Pa., (pre- 
sided over by E!d. Abraham Myera), Dec. 17, and 
continued till the evening of the 24th. The con- 
gregation and interest increased nntil the close. 
As an immediate result seven we;e baptized and 
ouo reclaimed." 



Brio. Isaac Oribt has just closed an interesting 
meeting at Wade, Kans., with three additions by 
confession and baptism. 



Last week the types made us say that seren 
had united with the church in Chicago. We 
should have said nine. The church held her love- 
feast Sunday evening, Dec. 31. Nearly fifty mem- 
bers communed. 

Blto. J. M. Mohler, of Pennsylvania, has boen 
doing some very acceptoblo preaching of late, at 
Mexico, Iud. On account of sickness in his fami- 
ly ho was compelled to return home sooner than 
ho had expected. 

Blto. E. S. SToung conducts da ten days' Bible 
Term at North Manchester, Ind., daring the last 
two weeks in Dsoember. There were seventy-one 
Btndsnts enrolls d. He speaks very highly of the 
members he met during his brief stay. 

Bno. I. N. H. Beahh is engaged in a series of 
meetings at Lanark. When last heard from there 
were several applicants for membership. His 
congregations seem greatly interested in the 
preaching, which is both instructive and enter- 
taining. __ 

The wife of Eld. Tobias Myers, of Sheldon, 
Iowa, died the day before Christinas. She is best 
known as the saintly mother of J. T. and T. T. 
Myers. We deeply sympathize with the bereft in 
this their loss. But such is the gain of those pre- 
pared to depart. 

Under date of Dec. 25, Bro. Araeey H. Puter- 
baugb, writing from Manvel, Tex,, says: "I em 
happy to eay that I am gaining in health, and am 
in hope of recovery. The Lord is truly a Good 
Shepherd, and heareth ns when we pray. He has 
done much for me." 



The special Bible Term in tho Chapel opened 
last Tuesday, and will oontinne during the present 
mouth. A number of ministers are in attend- 
ance, and more are expected to come before the 
clo3e of the week. We would I'ke to see a better 
attendance from Northern Illinois. Our minis- 
ters,— especially young ministers, — ought to be- 
come more interested in these Bible Terms. 



Over two hundred letters were received at the 
Messenger offioe on New Year's Day, — a good be- 
ginning for the year 1894. 

There are three applicants awaiting baptism in 
the churoh in Philadelphia. Bro. Isaac Franiz 
was expected to preaoh in the City Dec. 27. 



A TERRIBLE earthquake recently occurred on ] 
the northeastern frontier of Persia. The town of 
Kushan, containing a population of 20,000, waB 
completely destroyed. Not ons house remains 
standing. 12,000 persona aro reported to have 
perished. Not less than 160 distinct Bhocks were 
counted during the eix days that the earthquake 
lasted. This is probably tho greatest calamity of 
the year. 

Writing from the Greenwood churoh, Mo,, 
(Deo. 28) Bro. J. J. Troxel says: "We held a 
very pleasant council-meeting DdC. 16. A series 
of meetings is now in progress at the church, 
conducted by the home ministry. Bro. Early 
oertainly said the right thing, in the right place, 
in his article headed, 'Children at Church,' in 
Mebbenger No. 50. I hope many may read it, 
consider, and the Lord help ub all to do betterl " 



We have five compositors at work on Bro. 
Teeter's " Commentary on the New Testament," 
It will probably make two volumeo of about six 



hundred pages each. We hope to 
announce the price before many weeks. 



able to 



Bro. T. T. Myers, of Philadelphia, gave us a 
short call on his return from O'Brien County, 
Iowa, where he had gone to attend his mother's 
funeral. 

It has been arranged for Bro. J. S. Mohler, of 
Kansas, to spend the remainder of the winter in 
the mission field in California. He starts to the 
Pacifio coaBt this week. 



Bro. J. S. Baumbadgh writes that the people in 
the locality of Detroit, Kans., are favored with 
very fine weather, and some of the farmers are 
plowing for spring orops. 



On another page of this issue will be fouud a 
short article by Bro. Daniel Vanimau, that every 
young man should carefully study and make the 
principles therein his own. 



Bro. Isaac Feantz, of Plesaant Hill, Ohio, has 
taken to himself a wife in the person of sister 
Emma Kulp. The marriage took plaoe at the 
bride's home, at Grater's Ford, Pa , Dee. 25. We 
extend to the happy couple our oongratulaticnB. 
They are expected to reach their home at Pleasant 
Hill, Ohio, this week. 

There is a movement on foot to establish an 
Old People's Home in Iowa. The committees 
having the matter under consideration met in Ce 
dar Rapids oome time ago and perfected plans 
that may result in uniting all the congregations 
in the State in sustaining a Heme for the wor- 
thy poor of that State. 

Bro. K. Leonard, of Iowa, writes ua that he is 
now eighty-two years old, and has boen reading 
the Brethren's papers for forty-two years. He 
commenc'd with the Q-csjJtl Visitor, the firat 
paper published among us. He i'b yet reading tie 
Messenger, and receives much comfort from it. 
He earnestly entreats us to keep the paper pure. 



Writing from McPherson, Kans., under date 
of Dec. 29, Bro. Jacob Witinoro esys: "I com- 
menced a series of meetings Deo. 9th, in the New- 
ton church, Kans,, a place where there are a few 
membera liviDg away from the main body. We 
continued until the 25th, with good attendance 
and interest. Seven united with the churoh by 
confession and baptiem, aEd two were restored to 
fellowship. The meetingB closed with a full 
house." 

Bbo. B. F. Moomaw, of Bonsacke, Va , writing 
concerning the closing of their l&te series of meet- 
ings on Christmas D3y, says : "It was my lot to 
address the audience at our meeting on that day. 
At the close of the meeting three precious souls 
surrendered for Christ, and this was the closing 
of a meeting of nino days with twelve confessions. 
This was the fifth series of meetings held by our 
brethren, with enoouraging success, and we have 
some more in contemplation in the future. Re- 
member us when it goes well with thee." 



Sister Kate Johnson, of Somerset, Pa,, writes! 
that she always reads the Messenger with pencil 
in hand, and marks the number of additions to 
the church given in each ieBue. She says that 
during 1893, 5,277 additions by baptism were re- »- 
ported. This is much better than the report 
given for the year previous, and shews that our 
people are increasing in number as the yeara go 
by. We hope to report a still greater increase at 
the end of the present year. Of course there are 
hundreds of additions not reported in the Mes- 
senger, so that our actual increase is greater than 
these figures, given above, indicate. 



January 9, 1894. 



Beo John Metzqeb, of Lordaburg, Cal , writes 
us a letter on the eighty.sixth anniversary oi hia 
birthday, saying that he is in quite good health 
and may come East next spring, and posBibly be 
able to attend the Annual Meeting at Meyeradale 
Pa. 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER 



25 



We are in receipt of a well-written article set. 
ting forth the natural advantages of Arkansas for 
thcBe of our members seeking homes where land 
la cheap, tho soil gocd and the climate mild We 
have already published a good deal concerning 
this State, and think it hardly necessary to give 
much more. Suffice it to say, that there are 
probably more good openings for settlers in 
Arkansas than any other State in the Union, and 
we are glad that our Brethren are finding it out. 
We learn that thero are yet five million acres of 
vacant laud in the State. We receive many inter- 
esting letters concerning new countries, and would 
like to publish some of them, but we cannot possi- 
ble give space to this class of matter, only where 
i!; is very brief, and we are sssurtd that it is not 
in tho interest of speculation. Those of our read- 
era who feel deeply interested in Arkansas, may 
send several stamps to Bro. A I. Mow, Palestine, 
Ark., who would like to arrange for a colony of 
members in that section. He assures ns that he 
has no personal interest in tho project under con- 
templation, but is very anxious to have many of 
our people settle in that country where there are 
so many natural advantages. 



small, was found qaite suitable for the new organ- 
ization. 



THE CHICAGO CHUHCH. 



^ To those in the different parts of the Brother- 
hood, who gave so liberally to help secure a place 
of worship for the little band of members in 
Chicago, a brief sketch of the work there may not 
be uninteresting. 
"On Saturday evening, Jan. 31, 1885, Bro. J. G. 
Boyer, accompanied by the writer, held the first 
meeting in the City under the auspices of the 
Mission Board of Northern Illinois. This was 
followed by meetings morning and evening on the 
following Lord's Day. The services were held 
near 3,500 State Street, and by actual count were 
attended by twelve persons iuoluding the minis- 
ter. It was at that time ascertained by actual 
count, that there were fourteen members living in 
Chicago. 

From this beginning the work grew, but in a 
short time the Ohioago mission met with trials 
that seemed for a time to threaten its very exist- 
ence. It was several years before it fnlly re- 
covered, and it was not until Mar. 3, 1889 that the 
mission was organized into a church, and named 
the First Brethren's Church of Chicago. Breth- 
ren D. E. Price, Daniel Dierdorff, J. G. Eoyer, 
and others, were present at the organization. 
Brethren W. E, Miller and Nathan Spare were at 
that time called to the deacon's office. Twenty 
members were reported as being in full fellowship 
and took part in the organization. 

Sometime after the organization Bro. W. E. 
Miller was called to the ministry, and brethren 
William Shively and Geo. K, Miller to the dea- 
con's office. Efforts were now made to secure a 
permanent place of worship, and, in raising the 
money, Northern Illinois was very materially 
assisted by brethren and sisters in different parte 
of the Brotherhood, to whom she is dnly grateful. 
An unpretentious meetinghouse was purchased 
from the "German Baptists" at 183 Hasting St. 
In the purchase of the house, the members in 
Chicago contributed to the full extent of their 
ability. The place, after being repaired, though 



Aoont two years ago, sister Alice Boone, under 
the auspices of th , church, commenoed her self, 
sacrificing work among the children in Chicago. 
Leaving a position as teacher in tho public 
schools where she was receiving a good salary, 
she consecrated her life to the mission anion- the 
children, and her efforts, as with all consecrated 
work, have been blessed of God, Already a num- 
ber have been added to the church through tho 
instrumentality of the mission. Sister Bertha 
Eyan has also consecrated her life to the work, 
and is assisting sister Boone in looking after the 
little ones. 

/""At a recent series of meetings, continuing some 
two weeks, conducted by Bro. Miller, nine were 
added to the churoh by baptism, and three others 
are to be Dsptized in the future. Among the 
number baptized was a Jew and his daughter. 
This is tho first inatanoe known to us in modern 
times, where an Israelite haB united with our 
church. 

T?he Chicago churoh now numbers over fifty 
members, and tho outlook for the future seems 
bright. The little honBe on HsBting Street is 
acaroely large enough to acoommodate the congre- 
gations that assemble to hear the Word preached. 
Let those who have aided in this good work, re- 
joice in that their giving haB been richly blessed 
in the conversion of souls. The work has been 
and is carried on amid discouragements, to which 
farther reference need not be made, but amid all 
these Gcd is prospering the work and all who 
love tho cause will be glad. d. l. m. 



THE LORD WILL CAKE FOR THE FUTURE. 



THE POOR. 



■ Hebe is an extract taken from a letter written 
by a lady in the West, who is probably not a 
member of the ohurch: 

"I must tell you we cannot possibly subscribe for the Mas. 
senger, but Indeed I do regret to give It up, (or I took so 
much comfort in It. It has done me so much Rood. In the 
beginning a sister In-law in Ohio paid the subscription and 
had it tent to us. It has done my heart good, but we are too 
poor to take it. We work hard, but these failures come. We 
have no potatoes, etc., and no money. I bought thirty-seven 
cents worth of coal yesterday. I do not know where we will 
get more. If we only had $5.co to get a ton of coal and some 
flour, then we would have a happy Chrlstrras. I am soiry 
we cannot take the paper. I will miss it so much, but I never 
saw such hard limes. We did not raise anything; have no 
way to earn money, and have three little children to care for. 
I do not write this for publication. I wish you a merry 
Christmas. There will be some happy people. I have my 
boy to speak the ' Babe of Bethlehem ' In the schoolhouse to- 
night. The nearest preaching-place Is in the city. We can 
not dress go^d enough to attend church In the city." 

It is noble in this lady to endnre her great die 
appointment and privations, and yet ask us not to 
publish her letter. We withhold her name and 
address, but have placed her name on the list for 
1894, feeling certain that some of our readers will 
send one dollar to pay for the paper. The writer 
will pardon us for publishing this much of her 
excellent letter, when we assure her that it will do 
many hearts good to learn of her condition, that 
they may pray for her. This letter will doubtless 
be the means of opening the purse-strings of 
hundreds who are willing to give something that 
the poo- may have the Gospel preached to them 
through the Messenqeb. We have on file the 
names of many poor who would like to receive 
and enjoy the paper daring the present year. 
How many will help these poor to the paper? 
Let us hear from you. 



It is the tendency of men holding important 
positions to often think of themselves more highly 
than they ought to think. They place loo great a 
value upon their abilities as compared with tte 
forces around them. However important the 
position a man holds, or however well he may 
perform his part in nny great work, he should never 
be ao vain as to think that no one else is quali- 
fied to take his place. There is seldom a well- 
regulated depaitment that oannot, in case of ne- 
cessity or emergency, spare the man who stands at 
the head of it. 

Some leaders make the serious mistake of 
oeutering all the controlling influences of an im- 
portant enterprise in thtniaelves, so that when 
they fail or go down the whole enterprise must 
go down with them. This ia because they think 
more of themselves than they do of the cau a e for 
which they are laboring. The leaders of any im- 
portant institution, enterprise or undertaking, 
should organize and oondnct their departments' 
with a view of tho work continuing after they 
have taken their departure from the world. 

During his short stay on tho earth Jeans pre- 
pured twelve men to carry on the great movement 
he had set on foot. Satan succeeded in destroy- 
ing one of these men, and also attempted to turn 
Peter and Thomas aside. When Moaes fell asleep 
on Mt. Nebo, Joshua had been tiained to toko his 
place. In both of these instances the Lord's work 
moved on as he had intended it should. A wise 
man at tho head of 8Dy important movement, will 
prepare others to continue the work already 
begun, as did Jeans and Moses. 

Solomon, with all his wisdom, made the great 
mistake of not properly preparing one to take his 
place after his death. While he lived and held 
firmly the reins of government, his kingdom 
reached the height of its prosperity. After ha 
died it was soon rent in twain. We have elders 
in the churches who are making the same sad 
mistake. They may govern well. The ohurches 
under their care may prosper, but they are mak- 
ing no provisions for trained shepherds after their 
departure. As they become old end feeble the 
churches seem to pass into the same condition. 
Then, when they are gone, grievous wolves enter 
and scatter the flock. Saoh elders ore not wise, 
however sincere they may be. They Bhould, how- 
ever, bear in mind that they will be held responsi- 
ble for this great neglect. Prudent elders will 
do as Jeaus and Mosea did, train others to carry 
on the Lord's work when they are gone. 

Elijah was a man of like passions as wo are, 
and though a great prophet, yet he made the 
great mistake of his life when he fled from Israel 
and hid himself in the oave at Mt. Horeb. When 
asked by the Lord, what ho was doing there, he 
replied: "The children of Israel have forsaken 
thy covenant, thrown down their altars, and slain 
thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, 
am left." He supposed that he was the only 
faithful one left. But the Lord gave him to 
understand that there were yet seven thoueand 
persons in Israel who had not forsaken his cove- 
nant. He then told Elijah to return and anoint 
Elisha to be the prophet in hia stead, and to do 
other important work pointed out to him. The 
prophet did as he was told, and spent the remain- 
der of his life in helping the faithful, and prepar- 
ing other men to carry on the Lord's work. 



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It might be well i£ others, instead of com- 
plaining about the chnroh, would lake thiB lesson 
home to themselves, and spend the remainder of 
their lives comforting the Lord's people and pre- 
paring workeiB to carry on the Master's work. 
Whenever a preaoher, or any one else, begins to 
think that the church is depending npon him for 
its strength and pnrity, that man is thinking of 
himself more highly than he onght to think, and 
will be inclined to neglect the very important 
dnty of preparing others to do his work when he 
becomes too old to properly attend to it himself. 

However valuable a man may bo to the church, 
or any department of the ohurch, sohool or 
literary work, if he will do his duty while living, 
there will be plenty of others ready to take his 
position when the time comes to lay his armor by. 
Then a man should not trouble himself so much 
abont who is going to take his place when he is 
gone, as about doing his work well while here in 
his place. The man who fills his calliDg.well while 
living, need never trouble himself about it for the 
future. The simple fact that he does his work 
well and wisely, prepares others to tBke his place. 
Years ago the school at Huntingdon was made 
to tremble in the balances because its gifted 
founder was Btruck down by the hand of death 
juBt at a time when he was most needed. While 
living he had done his work well, and when the 
Lord called him there were others ready to take 
his plaoe. Instead of the school going down it 
has steadily increased in proficiency and magni- 
tude. Many of our readers are aware of the 
shook Satan caused at the Mt. Morris College a 
dozen years ago. After a few vibrationB the insti- 
tution again swung into line with competent men 
at the head, and now moves on as though nothing 
to the contrary had ever happened. 

The present generation of members will never 
forget the sensation caused when the angel of 
death from on high came to the Annual Meeting 
stand at North Manchester, Ind., and summoned 
the pious and gifted editor of the Gospel Mes- 
senger to close his work in the midst of an un- 
finished prayer, and appear at the great Sanctum 
Sanctorum above. But the good brother had 
labored wisely, and the moment he laid his armor 
by, others were there to take his phne, and the 
Messenger has oontinued to move steadily on in 
its great work. 

Thus we might refer to circumstance after 
circumstance, showing that no important enter- 
prise is depending solely on any one man. When 
the present managers of all our important insti- 
tutions take their departure from the earth, the 
Lord will have others ready to take their places. 
That is the way we feel about our work in con- 
nection with the Messenger. When the present 
editors and managers of our publications are 
called away, or become too old for active duty, 
there will be plenty of men to fill their places. 
We feel the some way about our schools and all 
their departments, as well as our missionary and 
traot institutions. While we are deeply inter, 
ested in the welfare of all these institutions, and 
greatly concerned about the church, we have no 
fear whatever for the future. Our only fears are 
about the present. We feel confident that if we 
do our duty the Lord will take care of the future 
with all of its consequences. He who has bo well 
taken care of the chnroh, and all her departments 
of work for more than eighteen hundred years, 
can be depended upon to take the best of care of 



it in the fnture. Personally, we desire to do our 
duty while we have life and strength, then, when 
the time comes for ub to retire from this arduous 
and responsible department, we con feel happy in 
the thought that we have done what we could for 
the present generation, for we know there will be 
plenty of others to look after and care for the next 
generation. If we perform our part as faithful 
workers, we can well afford to let the Lord and 
the fnture take oare of the church. J. H. M. 



THE SOUTH CAROLINA LiaTJOR LAW. 



Mention has heretofore been made of the new 
method of handling the liquor business in South 
Carolina. Saloona have been abolished and liq- 
uor is retailed by state commissioners, who are 
greatly restricted in their sales. The governor 
thinks it a great improvement over the license 
system, and may educate the people up to the 
prohibition sentiment in oourso of time. He 
gives the following reasonB in its support: 

1. The element of personal profit is destroyed, 
thereby removing the incentive to increase the 
sales. 

2. A pure article is guoranteed, as it is subject 
to chemical analysis. 

3. The consumer obtains honest measure of 
standard strength. 

i. Treating is stopped, as the bottles are not 
opened on the premises. 

5. It is Bold only in the daytime; this under a 
regulation of the board, and not under the law. 

6. The conoomitanta of ice, sugar, lemons, etc., 
being removed, there ia not the same inclination 
to drink. 

7. It ia sold only for cash, and there is no lon- 
ger " chalking up " for daily drinks againBt poy- 
day. 

Gambling-dens, pool-rooms and lewd houses, 
separated from the sale of liquor, have had their 
patronage reduced to a minimum, and there must 
necessarily follow a deorease of crime. ' 

9. The local whiskey rings, which have been 
the curse of every municipality in the State, and 
hove always controlled municipal elections, have 
been torn up, root and branch, and the influence 
of the barkeeper as a political monipulator is ab- 
solutely destroyed. The police, removed from 
the control of these debauching elements, will en- 
force the law against evil-doing with more vigor, 
and a higher tone and greater purity in all 
governmental affairs must result. 

These, it must be confessed, are weighty con- 
siderations in favor of the law, and should dis- 
pose temperance people to give it a fair trial, 
while educating the people for something better. 
The governor thinks beer might be exempted 
from the law,— a recommendation, it seems to us, 
out of harmony with the foregoing facts. 



' ADTJED."-TO WHOM! TO WHAT? 



Oor readers can certainly find food for reflec- 
tion in this exoellent artiole. It is an editorial 
which appeared in a recent issue of the Christian 
Evangelist: 

It is gratifying to read in our department of 
Ohurch News, eaoh week, of so many here and 
there " added." It is not an infrequent thing to 
read that during the progress of a meeting fifty or 
a hundred souls have been " added," and some- 
times the " additionB " reach a much larger num- 
ber. In reading these reports, a thoughtful mind 
cannot help asking the question, " To whom and 
to what are they added?" In the oldest record 



adding daily such as were being saved; and we 
wonder whether all the additions we read of now 
are added to the Loid To add the names of peo- 
ple to the list of ohurch members, is not of itself 
an achievement of any value. But to turn them 
to the Lord, and add them to the number of the 
"saved," is a work of momentona importance. 
Angela rejoice in it, and God himself must be 
pleased with it 

It iB now about the beginning of the season in 
which special evangelistic services ore usually 
held for the conversion of sinners. We earnestly 
request all evangeliBta and pastors and Sunday- 
school teachers to consider carefully the question 
as to whom their converts are to be added. Will 
they be added to Ohrist, joined to him in living 
union? Will they be "added" to the working 
force of the church on which pastors can rely 
for assistance? Will they be "added" to the 
prayer-meeting attendants and participants? 
Will they be " added " to those who make weekly 
offerings for the Lord's cause? Will they be 
"added" to our missionary hosts? Will they be 
"added" to the ranks of Christian voters who 
use their ballots in the interest of purity and 
righteousness? Will they be "added" to the 
army which the Lord is recruiting, with which to 
storm the strongholds of Satan and bring in the 
kingdom of God in triumph? Will they be 
" added " to the ranks of religions reform, with 
faith and courage to stand by their principles 
everywhere and at all times? Will they swell 
the number of Bible-reading and praying Chris- 
tians who have more concern for the advancement 
of the kingdom of God than for worldly pleasures 
and gain? If so, God bless the evangelists and 
multiply the number of those who shall be " add- 
ed" 1 

But alas I additiona are not all of the kind 
described. Many of them only serve to swell the 
number of the converts " added " during the 
meeting and the fame of the evangeliat. They are 
either "added" to the preacher, or their names 
simply added to the church roll. The Sunday 
school, the prayer meeting and the Lord's Day 
eervioe are not benefited by their baptism. The 
missionary contribution is often no larger after a 
great protracted meeting than it was before, nor ie 
the Lord's business dispatched with any more 
zeal. A recent letter, not intended to be humor- 
ous or sarcastical, said: "Our congregation has 
had over one hundred additions this yeBr, but the 
roof of our ohurch still leaks, and the building ia 
sadly in need of repairs." To whom were they 
added, and by whom? Surely if the Lord bad 
added them, they would have had more care for 
his house. SometimeB we hear of a chnroh that 
hos been viBited with a great reviva 1 , and hun- 
dreds of souls added, and we wait to hear of that 
church multiplying its activities and abounding 
in good works of various kinds— but we wait in 
vain. 

And yet it is said " figures do not lie " I How 
miserably unreliable are our statistics! Suppose 
we do have over three quarters of a million of 
names on our church rolls? Do names send mis- 
sionary contributions, endow colleges, build or- 
phan homes and oarry forward the interests of 
Christ's kingdom? Oertoinly not. What we would 
like to know, if it were possible, is, how many of 
those enrolled on our church books are in vital 
union with JeBus Ohrist, owning him as Lord and 
seeking faithfully to do his will. If we knew that 
we would know our real strength. All others are 
worse than useless; they are a positive hindrance. 
Mr. Spurgeon onoe prayed with great fervency, 
in effect, "Lord, send ua some genuine, earnest 
Christian workers, for thou knowest we have 



of evangelistic meetings which we have, we read of enough drones in this chnrchl" No doubt many 
men being " turned to the Lord," and of the Lord | other pastors hove uttered similar prayers in their 



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hearta, if not audibly. At thia beginning of the 
protracted meeting BeaBon let ua all pray that the 
Lord will really add a large number of genuine 
converts to himself, who will walk in him, and re- 
flect his light and life — c nverta who have been 
"born from above" and who are new creatnreB in 
Jeans Christ. The conditions for making eoch 
converts are (1) faithful, heart-searching preach- 
ing of tho Word, and (2) apraying and working 
church, honestly seeking to do Christ's will on 
the earth. May the Lord add daily to our num- 
ber such as are being eavc-d! 



Notes from Our Correspondents. 



" Ae cold water to a thirst? soul, so Is good news irom a far country." 

Antietam, Pa. — Yesterday, after regular preaching 
eervioe, another dear soul was " buried with 
Christ by baptism, to walk in newness of life." 
This makes nineteen in all, during the last year. 
May they all prove valiant soldiers of the cross, — 
Daniel Bock, Dec. -25. 

West Alexandria, Ohio.— Oar home minister, Bro. 
H. M. Barwick, began a series of meetings at the 
Sugar Hill church Deo 5, and continued until the 
20th. He preaohed in all nineteen sermons He 
held forth the Word in its simplicity and power. 
Two (husband and wi£e) were restored to the 
fold. — Luoinda Foutz, Dec. 23. 

Greenland, W. Va.— Eid. Geo. S. Arnold com- 
menced a series of meetings at this place Dec. 9, 
and continued until the evening of the 14th, 
preaching six sermons. As an immediate result 
four dear souls were added to the fold and others 
have promised to come in the near future. We 
feel much encouraged. — Dennis Clark, Deopl8. 

Ashland, 111. — There is a series of meetings m 
progress at the Oenterville schoolhouse. Around 
this mission point lives a small baud of devoted 
members whose families are a light to those 
around. The attendance is moderately fair, and 
as the interest is good the meetings are expected 
to be continued through the week. — James Wirt, 
Dec. 22. 

Morrill, Eans. — By request of the Mission Board 
of California I have consented to labor for them 
in the cause of our Redeemer. I expect to start 
Jan. 8, and (God willing) will arrive at Lords, 
burg the latter part of the same week. I expect 
to remain in the mission field till spring. Until 
then my correspondents will address me at Lords- 
burg, Oal — J. S. Mohler, Dec. 25. 

Loraine, III. — Bro. George W. Oripe, our elder, 
met with us in council Deo. 9, and began preaoh- 
ing for us in the evening. On Tuesday evening, 
Dec. 12, we held our love-feast. The meetings 
closed on account of Bro. Gripe's appointment iu 
Galva, Iowa, for Dec. 15. Bro. Cripe is coming 
back in the spring to hold a series of meetings. — 
H. E. Pitiman, Loraine, III , Dec 25. 

Boann, Ind. — Bro. J. M. Mohler, of Lewistown, 
Pa , oame to us Dae. 10 and commenced a aeries 
of meetings which continued until the evening of 
the 25th. He preaohed, in all, twenty-two ser- 
mons. The meetings grew in interest and atten- 
dance until the close. The members were built 
up and sinners came flocking home to Jesus. 
Eleven dear souls were added to the church by 
baptism, and others were near the kingdom. On 
the morning of Dec. 24, Bro. Mohier gave to the 
little Sunday-school children, who ocoupied the 
front seats, a very pleasant drill in Scriptural 
questions, which was very much appreciated by all 
present. Bro. Mohler labored earnestly, and with 
great power and zeal for the cause of the Lord 
and the conversion, of souls. — Joseph John, 
Deo. 26. 



Hamilton, Wash. -Wife and I Bre at thia place, 
spending the winter with our daughter. We may 
remain till spring. Our correspondents should 
address us here uutil further notice. Some one 
will confer a favor by sending me the address of 
Bro. Daniel B. Deeter. When laBt heard from he 
was iu Colorado. — Allen Ives. 

Loramies, Ohio.— Nov. 29 Bro. H. 0. Longauecker 
oame to our church and preached for ub up to 
Dec. 9, when Bro. W. H. Bowser, from Dajtou, 
Ohio, oame to us and labored for the good of the 
ohurch until the eveniugof the 17 tb. He labored 
with good interest but met with no accessions. 
We think the brethren did their part in preach- 
ing the Word. We hops that seed has been sown 
that will bear fruit to the honor of God.— Jona- 
than Hoover, Oran, Shelby Co., Ohio, Dec 25 

Howard, Ind.— Bro. Daniel M. Garver came to 
this church Deo. 9. and preached, iu all, seven- 
teen sermons and one faneral. The interest in 
the preHching increased until the close of the 
meeting. At that time Bro. Garver received 
word from his wife that bis daughter was efUictscl, 
whioh obliged him to return home. Many ex- 
pressed a desire for the meetings to oontinue. 
One old brother, sixty-three years old, waa re- 
ceived into tbo church by baptism.— Geo. Bru- 
baher, Dec 22. 

Chapman Creek, Hans,— Dec. 8 our elder, Samuel 
Haugh, oommeuaed a series of meetings in our 
congregation, at a new point, where the Brethren 
had never preached before. He preached seven- 
teen soul-oheering sermons, and closed Dec. 17. 
Two dear young sisters were added to the ohurch 
by baptism. There is yet one applicant to bap- 
t'ze. Thus the good work is moving on, Bro. 
Haugh labored earnestly, with power and great 
zeal, for the Master, and for the conversion of 
souls. — ./. S. Baumbaugh, Detroit, Kans , Dec. 32. 

Bango, Ind. — Bro. Daniel Wysong, of Nappanee, 
Ind., commenced a series of meetings Dec. 2, and 
closed Dec. 17. Thia was the second time that 
Bro. Wysong preached for us at the north end of 
our district, with good interest and soul-cheering 
results. Dec. 17 he preached on baptism. Some of 
the advocates of backward immersion were set to 
thinking, wheu they heard that their practice lifti 
been in use so short a time only. As a reBult 
three souls came out on the Lord's side, and one 
was reclaimed. The Lord be praised I— H. M. 
Schwalm, Dec. 22. 

Eel River, Ind. — I commenced meetings here, at 
the East House, Deo. 21, and closed last night 
with good interest. I preached, in nil, twenty, 
nine sermons. The last week of the meetings the 
roads were very icy, and the prevalence of La 
Qrippe was such that the attendance was not 
quite as good aa the first week, when it was very 
large. There were no accessions, and yet we feel 
that there were those who were impressed, and we 
trust they may yet get the consent of their minds 
and come soon. We expeot to commence a meet- 
ing in the Ogan's Creek church, Ind., Deo. 30. — 
Daniel Snell, Sidney, Ind, Dec. 20. 

Huntington, Ind.— Eld. J. H. Wright commenced 
a series of meetings in the Loon Creek house of 
the Salamonie church, Huntington County, on the 
evening of Dec. 9, and continued until the 19th 
preaching in all fourteen Bermons. The incle- 
ment weather and sickness in the neighborhood 
were against the meetings, hence our congrega- 
tions were not large, especially waa this the case 
during the first week. One young lady made the 
good confession and was baptized, and others, we 
think, were seriously impressed. The members 
were revived and strengthened, and we all feel 
that we had a profitable meeting.— A. H. Snow:- 
berger, Dec. 21. 



Lone Star, Kans.— Our meetings, whioh have b3eu 
in progress one week, olosed to-day. Bro. Young, 
of Wichita, did the preaohing. Saints were en- 
couraged and sinners were warned to flee the 
wrath to come. Although no one united with the 
ohurch, yet we think the minds of all were awak- 
ened and made to feel the need of their soul's sal- 
vation. It seems to bo tho earnest desire of all 
that Bro. Young should be with ua often. — Mrs. 
S. J. Thomas, Dec. IS. 

Salem, Oregon.— This ohurch convened in regular 
quarterly council Deo. 2. Some very important 
business waa disposed of. The Rogue River 
church, Oregon, will most likely add another 
elder to her official body. We are very anxiously 
waiting to hear from the General MisBion Board 
about sending an evangelist into this valley. So 
far we have had only light frosts this winter. We 
often wonder why so many Brethren looate in 
seotions where they cannot raise auythiugl Why 
not come to Oregon where orops never fail 1 — J. 
B. Lehman, Deo. 17. 

Franklin Ohurch, Iowa.— While waiting on my 
train at Des Moines, I will say I am ou my way 
home from a two weeks' visit to the Franklin 
church, Decatur County, and South River ohurch, 
Madison Oouuty. We had good attendance, con- 
sidering roads, weather, etc. We baptized four 
in the South River ohurch, and have one more 
applicant there. Bro. Jno. McOlure, of Illinois, 
has a good singing olass there. He was chal- 
lenged to discuss Triune vs. Single Immersion, 
He accepted, but tho challenging faotion failed to 
bring up their man. — J. D. Eaughtelin, Dec. 22. 

Washington Church, Ind.— We began a series of 
meetings Dec. 4, and oontiuued until the 17th. 
Bro. Peter Stockman did the preaching. He gave 
no uncertain sound, in holding forth the Word. 
Eighteen have been baptized and one reolaimetl." 
The clouds of adversity are beginning to scatter 
and our brother realized, with the brethren here, 
that the work should be to build up and 
strengthen, as well as gain accessions. The en- 
couragement received by the earnest work of 
brethren D. Snell and J. G, Royer ia atill mani- 
festing itself, and the thrusting in of the sickle 
by Bro. Peter has reaped for ua a harvest indeed. 
We have long since learned that no cloud was 
ever so dark but that behind there was sunshine. 
So wo feol it is for tho Washington churoh,— JV, 
B. Heeter. 

Hacoupin Creek, III.— I closed a very interesting 
series of meetings at Litchfield, 111 , last evening. 
The Litchfield church was diaorgauized laat fall, 
and the remnant became a part of the Macoupiu 
Oreok ohurch. The church, together with the 
Missionary Committee of Southern Illinois, 
thought proper to give them some meetings. 
Twenty-three sermons were preached by the 
writer, assisted by Bro. J. H. Brubaker. The 
members are muoh revived, and the community, 
in which the meeting waa held, conaiderably in- 
terested. Two, who were Btauding unreconciled 
for some time, are now reconciled, and thereby 
give much life to the work. We held a very 
pleasant council Dec. 24, and held public services 
on Sunday at 10 A. M. We alao revived the 
prayer meeting and Sunday aehool, which had 
both gone down. Officers for both were eleoted, 
and the Sunday school is to open with the new 
year. We olosed with a large crowd, and some 
calls for the dootrine of the ohurob, especially on 
baptism. May the good Lord overrule all in snoh 
a way that the f oture will bring bright days. My 
next engagement is at Girard, 111., beginning 
Dec. 26. About Feb. 1 I expect to be at the 
White church, Ind. Pray for ua sill— Michael 
Flory, Girard, III., Dec. 25. 






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January 9, 1891. 



Broad Boo, Ind.— Our meetings at thiB place 
opened on the evening of Dec. 14, and continned 
until last evening. Twenty-one meetings were 
held, and seven accepted Jesns in baptism.— 
Dec. 30. 

South Llnertyville.— At onr late meetings one was 
added to the fold and two came ont at the follow- 
ing weekly prayer meeting aDd were baptized, for 
which we thank tho Lord. Eld. Gonghnonr did 
the preaching.— Lizzie Eodabaugh, Nov. 25. 

Mound City, Bo.— The Bethel church held her 
regular oouncil Deo. 2. All business was trans- 
acted satisfactorily. We also had a Thanksgiving 
meeting. Thirty dollars was collected for the 
western sufferers.— Fravoss Hildebrand, Deo. 17. 

Silver Crook Church, Kans.— The Brethren of the 
Bilver Creek congregation, Oowley Co., EanB., 
have commenced a series of meetings, which is to 
continue over New Tear's Day. As the interest 
is good, we hope aDd pray that the good Lord 
will bless the labors put forth to the ingathering 
of precious soulsl— Wm. B, Sell, Qeuda Springs, 
Kans. 

Broiler's Valley Ohurcb, Pa.— The members of the 
Brothel's Valley congregation, Somerset Co., Pa., 
intend holding a series of meetings at the Pike 
church, four miles north of Berlin, commencing 
on Saturday evening, Jan. 13. We have the 
promise of D. F. Stouffer, of Benevola, Md., to 
condnot these meetings. We will report later. — 
J. J. Blough. 

Lexington, Pa.— Bro. S. E. Yundt, of Mount Mor- 
ris, 111., came among us Dec. 9 and preaohed in 
onr Lexington house one week, which resulted in 
four additions. Bro. Yundt went from here to 
Ephrata to labor a few weeks, then he returns 
to Lititz to hold forth the Word of God. Near 
ESxington is Bro. Ynndt's birthplace which makes 
him somewhat at home here. — Jos. B. Royer, 
Dec. 18. 

Ringgold, Hid.— Dec. 10 was our firBt appointment 
at this plaoe. The house was crowded. Bro. J, 
F. Oiler preaohed the Word with power. Though 
he is nearly three score and ten years of age, he is 
very active in the Master's cause. The meetings 
will be oontinued every two weeks in the evening. 
Dec, 13 and 14 Bro. W. B, Stover came to us and 
preached two very able sermons to an attentive 
congregation. — Q. M. Newcomer, Deo. 18. 

Spring Bun, Pa.— Our series of meetings oom- 
mjaced Saturday evening, Dec. 16, conducted by 
Eld. Silas Hoover, of Bills, Somerset Co , Pa. 
He preached eleven sermons, closing Sunday 
evening, the 24th. In the forenoon seven were 
baptized, and in the evening one was reclaimed. 
The attendance continually increased. Bro. Hoo- 
ver held forth the Word in its primitive purity, 
and with power. Sickness in his family hurried 
him home, and thus the meeting was too short. 
— Emma Bollinger, McVeyiomn, Mifflin Co., Pa., 
Dec. 25. 

Chippewa Church, Ohio.— Bro. John F. Kahler, of 
Louisville, Stark Co., Ohio, began meetings at 
the East house Dec. 9, and closed Dec. 24, hav- 
ing preached twenty-sis sermons. Much appre- 
ciation has been felt among us for the earnest, 
oonsecrated, and successful efforts of our brother 
in strengthening us for the Master's work. Our 
hearts were gladdened to see seven young people 
respond and receive baptism. We trust they 
may prove faithful workers in the vineyard of 
the Lord. Others seemed to be near the king- 
dom and were not able to suppress their seri- 
ous impressions. We think they would have 
yielded had the meetings not closed so soon. Let 
ns pray for them!— Mrs. T. C. Wieand, Madison- 
burgh, Ohio, Dec. 27. 



Hatfield Church, Pa.— We have just closed one of 
the most pleasant series of meetings we have had 
for a long time. Bro. Charles Garner, of Grundy 
Centre, Iowa, preached thirteen sermons. He 
preached the Word of God with such power that 
saints were much enoouraged and sinners made 
to tremble. He preached his last sermon on 
Christmas eve.— Noah S Ramsey, Dec. 24 

Lower Beer Creek, Ind. — Last night closed an in- 
teresting series of meetings, held by Bro. Isaac E. 
BranBon, of Munoie, Ind., who preached fourteen 
Boul-oheering sermons, commencing Dec. 9. The 
inclemency of the weathor and bad roads militated 
somewhat against the meeting, but he preached 
the Word with power and closed with good in- 
terest. We think the meetings closed too soon. 
One dear sister united with the church and was 
baptized. — S. B. Bechtelheimer. 

Bawthorn, Fla.— We had a very enjoyable Christ- 
mas here. We went ont to sister Bowser's, five 
miles from Hawthorn, for the purpose of having 
a meeting in the sister'a house. SiBter Bowser is 
the widow of Bro. Benj. F. Bowser, who died a 
few years ago. We had quite a pleasant meeting. 
It feems that every family that came to the meet- 
bmught a basket full of provisions. So, after 
preaching, a long table was arranged under a 
large weeping willow, and the entire congregation 
pattook of the food, some of which was fresh 
from the gardens. It was a regular old-fashioned 
meeting. — J. C. Lahman, Dec. 27. 

Burr Oak, Kans.— Bro. Albert Smith, from Adri- 
an, Mo., came to the Burr Oak church to instruct 
a class in vocal music. He closed Dec, 21 with 
good interest, and started homeward the morniDg 
of the 22 nd. He is a good instructor and a suc- 
cessful teacher. He also preached some while 
with us. Deo. 10 sister Charles, near Esben, 
Kaue., was anointed. Bro. Albert will, be with 
ns again about Jan. 20, the Lord willing, to in- 
struct another class in vocal mnsic. Bro. Char- 
ley Hillery, from Webber, Kans , is now with us 
and will commence a series of meetings to-mor- 
row, Dec. 24. — Emma Hachenberg, Dec. 23. 

Santa Fe Church, ind. —Bro. Jos. Holder, of An- 
derson, Ind., came to us Deo. 18, and began a 
series of meetings. He continued until Christ- 
mas night, preaching, in all, thirteen sermonB. 
Though there were no additions, the members 
feel greatly enoouraged and have been built up 
by the many things the brother said. Sinners 
were warned to flee the wrath to come. We wish 
onr brother could have remained longer with us, 
but health and circumstances at his home wonld 
not permit, Our regular counoil-meeting oc- 
curred during these meetings. Not much busi- 
ness came before the meeting. Two were re- 
ceived by letter.— If. D. Smofrank, McQravos- 
ville, Ind., Dec 27. 

Walnut Valley Church, Kans.— Dec. 16 the church 
met in regular quarterly counoil. Elders present 
from other churches were Enoch Eby and Moses 
Brubaker. Brethren Edgar Williams and August 
Burgtorf were elected to the deacon's office. The 
Lord help them to be faithful in their calling. 
There being more business before the church 
than could be disposed of that day, the balance 
was deferred till Saturday, the 23rd, when the 
ohnioh met again to finish the work. All busi- 
ness before the meeting was disposed of in a 
Christian-like manner. At this meeting the 
writer was chosen correspondent to the Messen- 
ger. Dec. 25 our home ministers commenced a 
series of meetings at the ehurohhouse. Sister 
Lizzie Wimert, who was carried to the water and 
baptized, has Bince been anointed. Our Sunday 
school will close next Sunday for the winter. — S. 
P. Weaver, Seizer, Kans., Dec. 2$. 



Bear Creek, Ohio. — We are in the midBt of a se- 
ries cf meetings, held in the Bear Creek church, 
conducted by Bro. E. B. Bagwell. As yet none 
have accepted the terms of salvation. The meet- 
ings are still being continued. — William S. Gil- 
bert, Dec. 25. 

Lone Tree, Iowa. — Bro. John Oakerice, of Conrad 
Grove, Iowa, has jnst closed a series of meetings 
at the Palestine sehoolhonBe, preaching in all 
eleven sermonB. One dear soul Game out on the 
Lord'a side and was baptized on Christmas Day. 
We were made to believe that others are counting 
the cost. We are in much need of a minister at 
this plaoe. We haye good farming land and a 
good market. Any minister wishing to locate 
will do well to come and see for himself. — Fred 
Cline. 

Bristolville, Ohio. — At the request of onr esteemed 
elder, D. N. Workman, and the Home Mission 
Board, Bro. J. J. Hoover, of Barryville, came to 
our place D?c. 9. and commenced meetings the 
same evening. He preached ten very interesting 
and Bonl-cheering sermons. The meetings closed 
with good attendance and much interest. Though 
there were no accessions, yet we hope the good 
B3ed sown may find a plaoe in the heart of some 
dear soul and bring us all nearer to Christ, — M. 
Strom, Deo. 18. 

Decatur, Rebr.— The dedication of the Golden 
Spring churoh took plaoe Dec. 10, our dear elder, 
G. W. Stambaugh, officiating. After reading the 
eighth chapter of First Kings, he gave ns an excel- 
lent Bermon. We had good attendance and excel- 
lent order. Bro. Stambaugh then gave us a seriea 
of meetings, lasting until the 22nd, — fourteen ser- 
mons in all, — resulting in three additions. We 
feel that there has been a powerful awakening at 
thiB place, bb we had some of the best preaching 
we ever heard, with excellent order throughout. 
Bro. and Bister Stambaugh then left for their 
home in York County, Nebr., some 140 miles 
from here. — John Bare, Dec. 24. 

Kearney, Id. — Bro. Z . Annon, of Thornton, W. 
Va., met with us Dec. 9 for the purpose of con- 
ducting a series of meetings at the Glade Valley 
church, two miles south of Mt. Lake Park, Md. 
At this plaoe the Brethren have preaohed for a 
number of years. The result has not been so fa- 
vorable as in many places, from the fact that there 
is a strong element against us, and whilst it really 
appeared aB if some took a stand against us dur- 
ing our meetings, there were a few who were will- 
ing to oome and hear tho Word of God bo ably 
expounded. Bro. Annon preached in all nine 
sermons, and aa an immediate reBult one dear 
Bister was made willing to turn from nature's 
darkness and walk in the light as it is in Christ. 
We feel enoouraged to put forth greater efforts to 
build up the kingdom of Christ. Pray for uel— 
J. O. Thompson, Dec 18. 

Loraino, 111. — I have just returned from the 
Monroe churoh, Monroe Co., Mo. After preach- 
ing thirteen discourses to Broall but attentive con- 
gregations, we were obliged to close our meet- 
ings, because of the many sick ones in the neigh- 
borhood, many not being able to attend because 



of their care at home in their families. This is 
a new organization aud is much in need of min- 
isterial help. There certainly is a door open at 
that place for the reoeption of the truth as it is 
in Christ Jesus. We think seed was sown there 
that will bring forth fruit to the honor of God, if 
early and proper attention is given it. I c-xpeot 
to spend nearly all my time in the work of my 
Master. Those wishing to correspond with me 
will, for the present, address me at Loraine, 111., 
and all matters of importance will be immediate- 
ly forwarded to me,— H. W. Strickler, Deo. 26. 



January 9, 1891. 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER. 



29 



Salem Cirorcb, Olio.— Oar series of meetings, con- 
dnoted by Bro Jacob Snell, of Indiana, olosed on 
the evening of Deo. 25. During this time onr 
brother preached twenty-one interesting sermons, 
commencing with faith, and ending with the text,' 
"The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and 
wo are not Baved." Jer. 8: 20. The meetings 
were not as well attended as we desired, on ac- 
count of La Grippe and other sickness in the 
vicinity, especially the day meetings, at which 
the attendants were principally members. The 
members were made to rejoice to see three pre- 
cious souls come into the fold of Christ. We 
had excellent order during these meetings. May 
God's blessings go with our brother wherever he 
labors in his vineyard. We are having beautiful 
winter weather here at this writing.— Jesse K. 
Brumbaugh, Union Ohio, Dec 27. 

Church Dedication. — The Brethren in Cedar 
County, Iowa, erected a new meetinghouse, near 
where Eld. John Zuck lives. The writer, ac- 
companied by Bro. J. W. Trostle, of Woodbury 
County, met with this congregation Nov. 17 to 
assist in the dedicatory services. The new house 
was well filled with attentive listeners. We also 
had services in the evening. The membership of 
this congregation is scattered over a large terri- 
tory. Bro. Zuck has patiently labored alone in 
the ministry for a number of years, but is now as- 
sisted by Bro. Jacob Keller. This is truly a 
Brethren's country. I know of none better in 
Iowa. Several farms near the new meetinghouse 
are for sale, and could be bought at a reasonable 
price. The members much desire that these 
farms be occupied by families of Brethren who 
will help build up the church. Any one desiring 
farther information will address Eld. John Zuck, 
Clarence, Iowa, — S. H. Miller. 



our 
now once a 



Whltesvillc Churct, Andrew Co., So. - 1 
council Dec. 18, to transact some business. Oar 
little baud of members were nearly all present 
We had a good meeting. Onr ministering breth- 
ren present were Bro. 0. H. Brown, of Mound 
City, Mo., and Bro. Jesse Sbamberger, of Honey 
Creek. Mo. Bro. C. H. Brown was chosen a, ' 
elder. Bro. Jesse preaches for ob 
month, every fourth Sunday. He is a good 
speaker and is liked by all who hear him. Sister 
Gebhart, who was very siok at the time of our 
council, is improving slowly. This should have 
been written sooner, but the writer was stricken 
down with La Grippe soon after onr oonnoil.- 
Mollie L. Taylor, Dec. as. 

Oartoaee Chnrch, Ho.-Eld. George Barnhart com- 
menced a series of meetings Nov. 23, and 
preached each evening until the 29th, and on 
Sunday, the 26th. Then he left for Arkansas, 
according to previous arrangements, and Bro. 
Holderman and Bro. William Harvey continued 
the meetings one week longer. We had fair at 
tention, but on account of other meetings going 
on in town the attendance was not large. The 
brethren prenohed us a series of very able ser- 
mons, but there were no accessions. We are 
glad to announce that Bro. George Barnhart, our 
elder, has bought property in Carthage and 
moved here and made his home with us. We are 
alwajs glad to receive such worthy brethren. 
We received three membera by letter at our quar- 
terly council, Nov. 16.— Noah Oren, Deo. 20. 



HUrtinsDnrgb, Berkeley Co., West Va In my last re- 
port in the Gospel Messenqeb, Oct. 10, No. 40, 1 

K "said that we had leceived seventeen members by 
baptism. Since that time we have baptized 

j twenty more. That makes thirty-seven for the 
year 1893. Some of them are the fruits of our 
prayer meetings. On the evening of Dec. 9 Bro. 
Jacob A. Bricker came, and preached every even- 
ing except two. We closed on the evening of the 
18 th. As a result of the meetings five were 
baptized. This meeting was held near our alms- 
house, where we had no members within several 
miles. Oar prospects are very encouraging for 
the coming year. Oar territory is large. Our 
members are scattered in three Counties— Jeffer- 
son, Berkeley and Morgan. We have now twenty- 
three members in our town. If we only had a 
meetinghouse of our own here in town I We be- 
gan to build a house this fall at Johnsontown, 
which is nearly done.— John Brindle, Dec. 30. 

Clear Creek Congregation, Ind.— The old ship Zion 
is moving pleasantly with ts. Our work in 
Huntington is progressing nicely. We have or- 
ganized a social meeting whioh is well attended 
and much interest is manifested. Sooial meet- 
ings in the country are something new for ns 
here, bnt are resulting in good. At this writing 
we have a very interesting series of meetings in 
progress in Huntington. We are holding the 
meetings in the court-house, which is crowded. 
One has been baptized; others are counting the 
cost. The day is past for us to say nothing can 
be done in cities and towns. Let us give the peo- 
ple to understand we mean business, and by the 
help of the Lord snccess will ero*n our efforts. 
Bro. Noah Fisher is doing the principal part of 
the preaching, which is well received. I am 
booked for a series of meetings in the Beaver 
Dam congregation, commencing Jan. 6. May the 
Lord bless the work everywhere I— Doreey Hodg- 
den, Huntingion, Ind. 



Portage Chnrch, Ohio.— A very interesting meeting 
was held in this conjugation at our main house, 
whioh oommenoed Dec. 6 and olosed Dae. 17. 
Eighteen sermons were delivered by Eld. Henry 
Prantz, of Forgy, Clarke Co., Ohio. During 
these meetings we had fair rcadB and a fair at- 
tendance, with eager listeners to the Word of 
everlasting Truth. Bro. Frantz wielded the 
Sword of the Spirit with grs-at power. Saints 
were built up in their holy faith, while sinners 
were made to tremble. SaintB rej need to see two 
(man and wife) oome out on the Lord's side. 
Two others decided to come in the near future; 
while others, we have good reason to believe, a 
counting the coat. Many said the meetings closed 
too soon. One old lady, who holds to the Disci- 
ple faith, remarked: "I am now nearer a Dun- 
kard than ever before." If these meetings had 
continued longer, she said, a number more would 
have united with the chnrch. We believe the 
seed sown will grow and Boon ripen for the har- 
vest. The prayers of the Portage church go with 
Bro. Frantz wherever he may go. Bro. Henry, 
come back.— J. P. Krabill, Six Points, Ohio. 



church for the first time. We also had the pleas- 
ure of meeting with Bro. A. B. Duncan, of the 
Fayette church. He is one of the ministers in 
charge of the Crab Orohard church. We contin- 
ued our meetings till the evening of the 10th, 
both night and day. As usual, we closed one 
week too early, on account of other engagements. 
We had the pleasure of baptizing five, and wit- 
nessing the restoration of one who had gone to 
the Old Order Brethren. Eld. Samuel Biner 
came to ua on the 9th. He and Bro, Daucau con- 
tinned the meetings one day after we left and 
taptized one young man. 

This congregation has no resident minister, 
but is under the care of Eld. Biner. They have 
had many sore trials, but the Lord has brought 
them safely through the dark clouds. They very 
much desire a good, faithful, orderly minister to 
locate in their congregation. The Brethren here 
know how to look after the comfort and health of 
a minister. While here we never slept in a cold 
room, and most every night we enjoyed a "minis- 
ter's bed." These "minister's beds" do not dif- 
fer materially from other beds,— only in the addi- 
tion of a woolen blanket to sleep on. 

Deo. 11 we returned to Mercer, where we spent 
a few days with the BrUhreu. The weather be- 
ing oold and the chnrch not ceiled made it very 
uncomfortable, and we failed to get up much in- 
tereat. We arrived home Deo. 18 and found all 
enjoying the blessings of God. O. D. Hilton. 

HyUon, Va., Dec. 20. 



From the Clear Creek Chuich, Huntington, Ind, 



CORRESPONDENCE. 



" Write what then icest, and send It onto the churches." 



HT"Chiirch Hews solicited for this Department. II yon have had a 
good meeting, send a report ol ft, so that others may rejoice with yon. 
Is writing give name of church, County and State. De brief. Notes ol 
Travel should be as short as possible. Land Advertisements are not so- 
licited for this Department- We have an advertising p2ge, and, If neces- 
sary, will issue supplements. 



Our WeBt Virginia Trip. 



On Nov. 29 I lefb home for a visit among 
the Father's children in Meroer and Raleigh 
Counties, W. Va. Next evening, in company with 
sister Ella Bowman, we arrived at Ada, and 
were conveyed to Bro. Lewis Hyltow's, father of 
sister Bowmar. At 7 P. M. we met with the 
Brethren in their new churoh for worship. 

Dec. 1 Bro. John Argabright and I started on 
horsebaok through rain, snow and mud, to Ral- 
eigh County, a distance of abont fifty-five miles. 
Here on the night of the second we met with the 
little band of members at the Orab Orohard 



One year ago Bro. Dorsey Hodgden, feeling an 
interest in the welfare of the scattered brethren 
and sisters here in the oity, began looking them 
op, and paid each of us a pastoral visit. Would 
to God more elders were bo interested in the 
weak and scattered membersl Bro. Hodgden 
found between fifty and sixty members, and as 
our regular meotiDg-place is four miles from 
town and most of us have no conveyance he se- 
cured the privilege of holding services in the 
court-house every third Sunday. There has been 
a gol attendance of the brethren and sisters, 
and a number of others have been present. 

Last fall Bro. Hodgden and the church suc- 
ceeded in getting Bro. Noah Fisher, of Mexico, 
Ind., to locate here in the oity and preach for no. 
He is an abla and energetic worker, and will 
spare no effort to make the cause a success. Ho 
began a series of meetings in the court-house on 
the evening of the 16 sh. The interest is good, 
Last Baturday night the houoe was filled. 

On Sunday and Sunday evening the Presbyte- 
rians used the house, and Bro. Fisher preached 
at the County Infirmary, by request of the Su- 
perintendent. After the services, — by previous 
request, — one dear soul, an inmate of the infirma- 
ry, was added to the fold of Christ by baptism. 
The dear old brother is past his four acore, but 
said he was not ready to die, and could not die 
without uniting with Iho church. On lest (Sun- 
day) night we had prayer meeting at Bro. Joseph 
Leedy's, The dear old elder is nearing his four 
score and is getting qaite feeble physically, 
bnt is still growing in stature tpiritually. We 
have a prayer meeting every Thursday night, 
with a large attendance and the best interest I 
ever saw manifested at any prayer meeting. 

I feel that there has been & great work wrought 
here in so short a time. Oar meetings will be 
resumed again this* (Monday) evening. Here- 
after there will be preaching every Sunday in the 
court-house until we get our house built, which 
we think of doing next summer. 

D. H, Snowbebgeb, 
Deo. 35. 



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THE Second Ministerial *»*« ^J^a 

Bem °LEiaOOU»t, but as he was absent 

discussion. „.._» 

, ,. F „„,uo. the Ministry and how to Overcome then, 

B hould be .Bed sparingly^ £«*<* ^ ^ 

Bpeakingtoman; hence ,m P Brfe ^ ^ viaitB were 
n ot teach enough by example- 1 



^dy them; set them before .be con. 
^ione, bo tiey may profit by them. 

TEOOOBT8. -V ^ BIe 7 re nihility is It 
time and opportunity. Our e ,„ 

proportion to our cepao ly. F anl sa 

SES-wK ^ed on the 68 me pnnc, 
Si How great our responsibility 1 ^ ^^ 

Scullion, Pa _ ^^ 



o UI meetings ^ close. A JO»»g ^^ 
his wife were also received by letter ana yet 

^"embers, passing through Ottawa 
a ud dUring to stop, will call on Brc .Isaac |k£ 
i™,, RinOherry Street, South Ottawa, rroiu 
? tV> to the Wade church, Miami Oonnty. 
here I go to trie yy ^ H 0bibt 

Gardner, Xati3., Bee 22 - 



From Hawthorn, Ha. 

WBleftour home Zm. Moms ^ 
- 1 fore Thanksgiving. The S r0 Q y B ; ¥ _ 

no t teach e'»' n R h 1 by . eX „ ftm P 1 b e kct rand net carnal with ic6 an d snow. Alto. ■crossing the on 
recommended; religious subj cts a ^ oinoinnat i, w e found the ; weather del g ^ 

ma tter» should be ^ J^^, zeal wa s do- an(1 the fields were still looking gre «^ « , fc 

at home. The next day we reachea^ ^ ffl 



, „ compliance wllh the' Go, te.cn 

Tho— The imperativeness of thereon, 

, an d. There is no limit, a the 
wor l di no restrictions as it is for 
We may suffer ''ke Jonah it *• God 

Our salvation depends upon ite fulfil m^ ^ 
requires us to teach all that we ca ^ 

iaa0 l a8 sth a thave »»■ ^'^ the laity. 
Mn0 h of the responsibility rests J 
We too often, meet the erring ones wun s 
^•dness that it wounds rather then heels. 



,8,3. by the undersigned, Bro. A. D. ^^ Ft0RV . 
Settle A. Manning. 

WmlfT^t.rV.t.So^allne Lochrtdge. 
ETIER _„AUOH TE U V e r; a, ri -c. 

34 , iS93, by the write., , Bro. w. «• hte „ n , aH of 

Haughttlln, oldest daughter of Bro. J. D. ^ ^^ 
Coon River church. 
„ IOTS MOATS.-At the residence of the bride, 
CUbTER — •«»"■ ,8g 3 , by the under- 

parents,near Altoona, Iowa, Dec. H, >»M. J 
\ v . „ tt ~ xl ruster and slste 






ite church t>y lno "*"° what ia kno wn 
take. On Sund a y I P^<*f* W ^ r we met 
„ the Orange Lane Bohoolhouse. He ^ 

Bro . H. »■ H*";. 01 ^S" «^«» has passed 
to see each otherl Nearly on y ^ 

B ince he visited our home « 4 " " teB i 
n.xt Sunday wife and I' ««* * *J uk , * 
preao hed in the littl e white e ^ Rnd 
Itwespleesant to renew o ^ ^ to ^ 



We too o ten m et the erring ones with so mucn a fa ^ uttle white cuur,..^- SHEETS-PATTERSON.-At the -»» ; „--- 

^dnLlhat it wounds rether then he a ,s. L w , »| ^ ^S^ar io 4*^^;* S"^-"^" 

R 3 . „ L1 ne o, Oem.rc.Uon between the Church and ^worship ogeth^i^the^ ^ reoo UectionB --• ^^.^e.son, o, !owa County, low.. ^ 
World." . . ._. , . ... b 7 ,_.„,„♦„„ ..MBUave intervened since we 



Vorld." . . i 

G ° • Onri^an unity with apostolic practices 
Bhould be upheld. 

.,. « Church Government.'" 



worship together in the n™» » reooU ectionB, 
by former associations and happy r 



sire. Tub mm™ """"" , „„4- find the shulu-w""" 

l,Xe our doctrine. While we do not hod the ^ ^ 

nl„ TnkinS or given to great wickedness, ye ^ MlM HetUe E . , 

fus difficu » t g tfhem to see the necessity of _ WEAVEB 

it »» dim cu nw b , teao hiDg ,___ „,„.„„ , D . part 



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them all reports are brought. 

s . „ How to Secure the Cooper.tlon of the Laity 

Thoughts -By good example. Responsibility h 

iuterest, especially for the weak ones. I ..;.< ■ 



MlTCHE^ r RICH aT A^eres,denceo. the brides 

t 8 ,^ «l,ter Ro-na Uhlch, of Wilson County, Kans. 
Kans., and sister M-»« "'J g E Thomp son. 

QHVFTS-PATTERSON.-At the residence of the offi- 

M^Emma'k. Patterson, of Iowa County, low.. ^^ 

GISH _PA L MER.-At the b,Hrt ^^^ 
mer's), Juniata, Adam. County, . ^eor., °^"\"^ 
Cha,l=s A. GUh to Miss Leney J. Pa!mer. ?. J". K.kd«. 

vttip B1XL.ER-AI the home of the bride's parents, 
E X^™, by theunderslgnedDaVdKulpandL, 
Luclnda Blxler, both of Elkhart County, Ind^ ^.^ 

Good, both of South Bend, Ind. 
noli anu bubs »»*». — uuuu > u " 

Elkhart County, Ind. 

r*M»URN-TAYLOR.-At 2029 North Thirteenth 

Daniel H. Camburn and Miss Loll. T. lay» ^^ 
Philadelphia. 



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From Ottawa, Kaos. 
! EA v E been here onl^ek holding some meet.1 



Tl • t= nn » »» aueeested by I a meetinghonee inBteaa 01 » B house on of the Brethren chuich. Funeral cyme _ _ > „ ^ 

T B o C aH T B.-IU,mportance, as^sugg^ ,1 .^n^iv-tf^ffnA^*^ 



nf'Te "jVB IS-rOor 14: 15. Practice is Yesterday webougn *„ ^ »~ g(ffl)i 

S imoo tan Procure suitable books, containing the corner ol IB ghtt . «d O ^ even _ 

aU-.mportant ^ are rec - size 24x36 14 feet hignw ^ ^ 



Lewis M. Kob. 



the' Rudiments. Brethren's song books ere rec 
„ded. While you may ; learn new pieces, 
do not lose respect for the old ones. Much de- 
pends upon our young members. 

,. .'Home Mlsslons.-How to make Efficient. 



church In Kellerton. 

LILLY -At Carlisle, Ark, Dec. ,7, 1893, Dorothea 
L1LL*. ^' > Henry and sister Miranda 

cemetery by the writer. " 

GARST.-A1 his son's, Samuel S. ^.^'JlT^S 



i D o- w eheldourfirflt meeting in a house ot cm 

own we **° Mi<:ated the ^r^T' r 

*„ii»T frt t>ifl service of the Jjora. i A o<=T_At his son's, samuei o. v.«.=- M . — - 

Bo^ds of missions should be of those »^.^ Tl«» »f ^ t^,™» ^™«i»« «" TiU ,a8tl " "" M.cha., Fuokv. 

°j . m l »re in the work. Each State District Lord wlU provide s 



Michael Flory 
^TonT :;e"in-thework. ^ State District U ord ffl provide a »ay o paying AMI fte and J. K. Broker. ^ ^^ 

should keep at least two evangelists in the field. evemn g our meetings were in ^ ^^ | CLINGENPEEL. _ ^ ^^ ^ ci|ngenpeel| aged 

"Ho. t 0Ut,ll,etheSug g estlon S O B ered a, Minister!., ^^ ^ w Jh a d been a z.alons worker h 

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Meetings." 






January 9, 1894. 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER. 



81 



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f»M Crow), aged 73 T"^. 7 m<">' hs and l6 
davs. Funeral services conducted by Bio. L. 
]. Redding J°" N Bark - 

MOHLER.— In Waynesborough, Fa., at 
Dr Eoleler's, Nov. 23, lS°3, sister Susie 
Mohler, wife ol Bro. J. S. Mohler ar.d daugh- 
ter of Eld. W. Howe, aged 4 4 years, 2 
months and 4 days. Sh« had been afflicted 
with a cancer almost two years. She bore 
her afflictions with patience. She was a de- 
voted member of the church for a number of 
years. S*rah Spanogi-b. 

KINSEL.— At Altoona, Fa , daughter of 
Bro. and sister Harry and Delia Klnsel, aged 
about 5 months. While sister Klnsel was 
on a visit at her father's home, the child be- 
came 111 and passed over to the other shore. 
Interment In Falrvlew cemetery. Funeral 
services by the writer. ]• W. Wilt. 

CALLENDER.— In Greene, Butler Co., 

Iowa, Dec. 9, 1893. °' d '°P s y and old age ' 
Mr Wm. D. Callender, aged 82 years, 3 
months and 18 days. He leaves a widowed 
sister and three children. Services by the 
writer, assisted by Eld. Keller, from Fsa. 9=- 
12, to a large congregation. 

J. F. ElKENBKRRY. 

MISHLER.— In the Springfield congrega- 
tion, Summit Co, Ohio, June 1, 1893, Eld. 
John B. Mishler, aged 72 years, 5 months 
and 18 days. He passed away after a linger- 
lng Illness of several years, which finally de- 
veloped into Brlghl's disease. Eld. Mishler 
was the oldest son of Eld. Joseph Mishler, an 
elder of this church many years since. He 
, leaves a disconsolate widow (daughter of 
Bro. Joseph Eby). He bore his affliction 
\ (with Christian fortitude and resignation. He 
''was known aB an exemplary and efficient 
e'der in church work, highly esteemed In 
th- church and community for his kindness 
and llbsrality towards the poor. He was 
burled In the cemetery, at our meetinghouse, 
in the Springfield church, followed by a 
large concourse of mourning friends and 
neighbors M F„p.er.al occasion Improved by 
tld. David Young and Geo Carper. 

Jacob Mishler. 

MOOR.— At Pioneer, Ohio, Dec. 12, 1893, 

Bro. Joey Moor, aged 29 years and 7 days. 

The funeral services were conducted by Bro. 

J. H. McMillen, in the M. E. church of 

Pioneer. Joey came to the church when 

s~ quite young. He was a great sufferer. He 

r - ^ died -with a cancer in the face. He was ln- 

j terred in the Oak Hill cemetery. 

A. A. Throne. 

IHRIG.— In the Spring Branch church, 
Benton Co , Mo., Dec. 9, 1893, sister Laura, 
youngest daughter of Bro. Joel (deceased) 
and sister Atsy Ihrig, aged 14 years and 13 
days. She was baptized Oct. 1. Funeral 
services at her home, conducted by Bro. 
George W. Lentz. Burr E. Brbshears. 

TUBBS. — Near Tilton, Iowa, Dec. 16, 
1S93, Mary F. Tubbs, aged 69 years, 1 month 
and 21 days. Deceased was born In the State 
of New York, Oct. 25, 1824. She was mar- 
a£ ried to Walter Augustian Stowel April 5, 
1 1841. She never united with any church, 
but said a short time before her death that if 
she lived until spring she was going to unite 
with the Brethren church. Funeral con- 
ducted by the writer, assisted by G. W. Hop- 
wood and Isaac Barnhlzer. 

H. R. Taylor. 

SHELLABARGER. — In the ■ Salem 

church, Ohio, Dec. 14, 1S93, sister Ella Shel- 

labarger, aged 31 years, 3 months and 25 

days. Her mother preceded her to her long 

home, leaving Ella and one brother quite 

young. She had been much afflicted for 

-, over four years. She was a faithful member 

\ of the Brethren church. She leaves a kind 

1 husband and five sons. Funeral services by 

\brethren Honeyman, Klnsey and the writer, 

Irom 1 Thess. 4: 18. 

Jesse K. Brumbaugh. 

COFFMAN In the bounds of the Eng- 
lish River church, Keokuk Co., Iowa, Dec 



ky 



Bro. 



days. Funeral services 
Brower, from Isa. 40: 6-S. 

S. F. Niswander 



WILLIAMS. — Near Clarkson, Okla 
Dec. 22, 1S93, Johnnie L., infant son of friend 
Monroe and Minnie Williams, aged - 
months. Funeral services by the writer. 
N. S. Gripe 

KNEPPER.— Near Dunkerdon, In the 
bounds of the Waterloo, Iowa, church, Dec 
23, J893, sister Elizabeth, wife of Bro. David 
Knepper, aged 59 years, 10 months and 13 
days. Sister Knepper was a faithful and con 
slstent member of the church for about forty- 
two years. She leaves a sorrowing husband 
and four children, all members of the church. 
Funeral services by the writer, from John 14: 
1-6. J- A - Murray. 

STUDEBAKER. — In the Washington 
Creek congregation, Kans., Dec 14, 1S93, 
Bro. Daniel Studebaker, aged 73 years, 3 
months and 3 d.ys. Bro. Studebaker was a 
minister, but on account of affliction has not 
preached for many years. He was anointed 
a few days before he died. No funeral has 
been held yet on account of sickness in the 
family. I- L - Hoover. 

GEARHART.— At North Liberty, Ind., 
Dec. 8, 1893, Earl B. Gearhart, son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Henry Gearhart, aged 3 years, 3 
months and 18 days. Services by J. Hilder- 
brand. 

I GEARHART.— At the same place, Dec. 
.., 1893, Blanche Gearhart. daughter of the 
above parents, aged 5 years, 4 months and 14 
days. Services by J. Hllderbrand. 

GEARHART.— At the same place, Dec. 
16, 1893, Melvln Gearhart, son of the above 
parents, aged 10 years, 2 months and 4 days. 
He leaves a father, mother and one inter. 
Services by J. Hllderbrand. 

Clara Summers. 



Peter son of Ed. and Btlle Wond, aged 2 years, 6 
.onths and S days Funeral services con- 
ducted by Bro. B. F. Masterson. 

E. G. Zug. 



EPLOGLE. — In the Yellow Creek 
church, Bedfotd Co, Pa, Sept. :o 1S93, of 
typhoid fev.-r, Bro. Andre* Z. Replogle, 
aged 37 years. The sulje t of this notice 
lived an exemplary Christian life. He 
served in the cffice of d. aeon several years, 
and was faithful In the discharge of his duties. 
He leaves a wife and six children to mourn 
their loss. Funeral services by Bro. D. T. 
Detwller and the wilier, from 1 Thess. 4: 14. 
C. L. Buck. 

Programs. 

Third Ministerial Meeting of the South- 
ern District of Illinois. 



SNYDER. — In the North Cimarron 
church, near Progress, Colo., Dec. 12, 189; 



This meeting will be held at Cerro Gordo, 
111, Feb. 13 and 14, 1894. 

qUERIBS. 

I. "What is the Best Plan for Conduct 
lng Series of Meetings?"— D. B. Gibson, 
Michael Flory. 

How to Enlist the Sympathy of the 
Young Members of the Church."— John 
Barnhart, H. W. Strickler. 

3. " How to Improve and Encourage Sing- 
ing In the Congregations."— A. J. Bowers, J. 
H. Brubaker. 

4. "What ire the Qualifications Neces- 
sary to a Successful Evangelical Ministry!" 
—Solomon Bucklew, A. J. Nlckey. 

5. "Sermons: How to Make them Im- 
pressive and Effectual."— Menno Stouffer, I. 
M. Gibson. 

6. "How to Encourage the Introduction 
of Gospel Preaching In new Terrltory."-G. 
W. Crlpe, Granville Nevlnger. 

7 "The Advantage of Family Worship 
and the Best Way to Introduce It Into every 
'—John Harshbarger, Cyrus Buche- 



Burlington 
RQiite 

CB.&Q.R.R. 



BEST LINE 

BRTWIIEN 

Chicago and St. Louis, 

KANSAS CITY, 

OMAHA, DENVER, 



And All Point* In 



UTAH and CALIFORNIA 



1*. S. EUSTIS, 

Gen. Pass. Agt., 

Chicago, III, 



HYMNALS AND HYMN BOOKS. 

KoYlsed Price Lint. 



HYMN HOOKS; 

Arabesiiue, % 33 

Fine Limp, SS 

Fine Limp. glUedge fi S 

BRETHREN'S PUBLISHING CO.. 

Mount Morris, Illinois. 



HYMNALS: 

Hall Leather, f 

Morocco 

Morocco, gilt edg> 



i Family. — j e>- • - 

»«« — '» ^-"^ra^nsE svenfne ot the venv fcbn* .- ^-h \ or tiW gflfl 3fi£ 
iicu<»urtM«i 'mui t. «««•" o..., ui .i, %*.- - -§ "Church Government: How Best 

' '" Maintained."— M. J. McClure, Henry Llllfgh. 
Conrad Fitz, 1 
John Arnold'- Committee. 
James Wirt, ) 
The Ministerial Meeting is to be folUwed 
by a Bible school, beginning Feb. 15, to last 
ten days, and to be conducted by Bro, E. S. 
Young, of Mt. Morris, III. 
Everybody Invited. 




nf. 

56 years, 9 months and 25 days. Bio Snydi 
was born In Fairfield County, Ohio, Feb. 17, 
1837, He leaves a wife and five children. 
Funeral services by Bro. Z. Henrlcks, from 
the words, "There is but a step between me 
and death." Mina Walker. 

PENCE.— In the Rock Run congregation, 
Ind , Dec. 8, 1893, Goldle May Pence, daugh- 
ter of Mr. H. and sister Amanda Pence, aged 
2 months and 9 days. Services conducted by 
B. F. Stutsman. R. W. Davenport. 

CRIPE. — In the same church, Dec. 10, 
1893, Barbara A. Crlpe, wife of Bro. Jacob R. 
Crlpe, aged 37 years, 3 months and 1 day. 
She was a member of the Mennonlte faith. 
She leaves a husband and three daughters, 
two of whom are members of the Brethren. 
Services by J. F. Berky and A. Garver. 

ADAMS. — In the Solomon's Creek 
church, Elkhart County, Ind , Nov. 27, 1893, 
sister Elizabeth (Wehrly) Adams, aged 8+ 
years and 13 days. Sister Adams was born 
in Rockingham County, Va , Nov. 14, 1809, 
and In 18 14 her parents moved to Preble 
County, Ohio. She was joined In marriage 
to John Adams, March 19, 1833. to which 
union were born four children, all of whom 
survive her. In 1864 they moved from 
Preble County, Ohio, to a farm in Elkhart 
County, Ind., where her husband departed 
this life in 1869. She was a member of the 
German Baptist church for more than fifty 
years. She leaves one son and three daugh- 
ters. Funeral services by the undersigned, 
from 1 Thess. 4: i3-'7- J- H. Warstlrr. 

OVERHOLTZER. — In the Covlna 
church, Cal., Nov. 2, 1S93, Charley A., son of 
Bro. Isaac and sister Jennie Overholtzer, 
aged 3 years, 2 months and 10 days. 

OVERHOLTZER.— Also, Nov. ai, 1893, 
Ethel, daughter of the same parents, aged 4 
years, 5 months and 21 days. Disease, diph- 
theria. Funeral services by Bro. John W. 
Metzger. E - <*. Zug. 



ADVERTISEMENTS- 

Kitti PCT lOC.lt (Kb EUttUHt 

One time or more, -J> 5° 

One month (4 times) ' 3° 

Three month! (U limes) * «° 

Six months (s5 times) 1 00 

One year (50 times), • 7° 

No advertisement accepted for less thai 1 00 

Only One Sight out to Florida 

The morning train via the Monon Route 
connects at Cincinnati with the 7:00 P. M. 
through Vestlbuled Train of the Queen and 
Crescent Route, reaching Jacksonville at 
10: 50 P. M. the following day. The service 
of this line Is unsurpassed by any line to the 
South. For rates, time tables, etc , address 
City Ticket Office, 232 Clark Street, Chicago; 
or L, E. Sessions, N. W. P. Agt, Minneap- 
olis, Minn. 



THE LORD'S PRAYER ^Sisr 



e-chnrt »;x 






nrlies. A mitti ljL-:>iit if.il tr, ... 
..... .ill Cf insfuction for old ana young. 

Price, .0 cents. But 10 «ade« or .he Gospel Mbssun. 
GKK we make the tfeiiai offer of " \ he Home Helper 
™y«.r (regular pi.ee w<e.,wj and this g.e« p.cture for 
onjy J" cents Remember, both paper ""^'cwr^only 
to cents Agents wjnted everywhere. 
Codington, Oaio. 



■ and picture, only 
JAS. M. NF.FF, 



"^7\7*a,n.ted._ 



To purchase Drain Tile Factory In good 
locality, or will trade real estate. Address, 

S S Petry 
coU Gratis, Preble Co., Ohio. 



James T. Quinlan, 

n ;iSoX(f mmission Iffi. ft™. Fr 



305 S. Charles St., Baltimore, Md. 

Butter, En ■.-., Poultry, Game and Fruit, Specialties. 
Agent for E. B. Brubaker"* and J. V. Keeny'i Flour. 



Stock For Sale. 



D. Rowland, of Lanark, Carroll Co., 111., 
has a choice lot of Poland China Pigs for 
sale. Also, Short-horn Cattle. Prices rea- 
sonable. Write him. 38-tf. 



■^.x-ii ^-^-i^ r-A-C- 



prepared by Dr. P. 

y faintly, It lets ft.... 
'CoiiNiimptiriii, Chronic I li.mhoea, the In- 
npon Other or (jaii'., Hints in regard 15 
nd Sick Rooms, Rules for Bathers, 
wock and day, Pounds to the 
i-iinu, and much valuable tc.idinc, in 

old and experienced Astronomei 



W« hove published an Almanac prepared by_.. 
Fabrney, which should be in every family. It 
the treatment 
fluencc the liv., „„ 
the Care of the Sick — 
Tabled Wages by 111- ... 
Bushel, Poultry Raising, and 
connection wilhanoldand c» v ^, ,..».■ ........ 

ting foith a plain Calendar with all 1L1 A*tronom.cal 
Signs, Eclipse., &c, for 1B94. and instructions how to 
read and uadeistaod thrm. This being a valuable pam- 
phlet tr 31 pages, it will be p-cnl on receipt ol 3 cents in 
postage stamps, or is cents per dozen by mall. 

A sample of Victor Liver Syrup or Compound, Victor 
Infants' Rcller will be sent free wnere there Is 00 Agent. 

Agents Wanted. 

Men and women wanted in unoccupied territory to »dl 
Victor Remedies. bein E in. dl <;ii;bt [,fq,..r;ulon*. Good 
wages made. No money until medicwr n sold; all we 
ask for is ao honest recommendation. Brother, if It docs 
not suit you, look arouad and get the most suitable person 
you can, who is trying to make a living, and he can con- 
ievooeofGoU'silioiceUt.iesMt'Ki to l hc :.K!ieied by re- 
storing them to health. Thousands of testimonials stand 
thus recorded. 

Our VICTOR REMEDIES are a model of success. 
We invite a fair trial or these justly-cel-brated family 
Medicines. They are prepared according to the formula; 
of Dr. P. D. Fahmey. cf Frederick, Md. . who II a certi- 
fied, graduate in medicine and has used them for thirty 
years In his private practice. 

Write us at once, for Terms, Samples and Testimonials. 
VICTOR REMEDIES CO , 

Box C 583 Frederick, Md., U. S. A. 



Reliable Remedies. 

Dr Kilmer's sure Headache Cure and Cough Medicine 
are kept in stock and sold by brethren J. A. Brubaker St 
Co., fit. Morris. 111., Sol. Dferdorf Frank it, Grove III., 
and A. S. Goughnour, Waterloo, Iowa. We would uk 
the Brethren to try those remedies, as they are some 01 
tae beat medicine* made. u ,.„ „. 

For Terms and Price* iddreu: S. B. Medicine Co., 
South Bend, lad. "*** 










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THE GOSPEL MESSENGER 

Wanderings in Bible Lands. 



Absolutely 
Pure 

A cream ol tartar biking powder. Highest 
of all In leavening strength.-£«/«> Umled 
s: tes Government Food licfort. 

Royal Baking Powder Co., 
106 Wall St., N. Y. 



CHEAP MEDICINES. 

While we manufacture only Fahrney's 
Panacea, Camerer's Herblcura, and Camer- 
er's Medicated Soap, of which thousands of 
bars were given away at the last Annual 
Meeting and will be again next year, at Mey 
ersdnle, we supply our agents with any- 
thing In the line of medicine that can be ob- 
tained In the open market at absolutely 
wholesale cost. Just think, White Pine 
Cough Syrup at about 8c. a bottle. Bear s 
Oil Ointment at 8c. per box, and then note 
the following prices 



NAME. 



Retail Price. 
Pre Battle 



A Home in California! 

60,000 Acres of the Choicest 

Fruit, Vine and Alfalfa Land 

For Bale in Lota to suit, with 
Perpetual Water-right. 



While Pine Syrup lor Coughs aod 

Colds, *"S 

Carbolic Salve a S 

Oil Ointment, '5 

RootBillcrs So 

Redmond's Pain Cure, fc .-- -"S 

Harter's Pills 3 S 

Carlcr's Lille Liver Pills "5 

Salvation Oil, ■» 

Vegetable Liver Pills, a S 

Vegetable Pills. In glass bottles,.. 



Bexei. 

(1 .00 



3 

World 



The Lands of the Crockcr-HuBman Land 
and Water Company are adjacent to the 
Southern Pacific Railroad, surrounding the 
Cily of Merced, Merced County, and are 
among the most fertile In the San Joaquin 
Valley. They are susceptible of the highest 
cultivation and are under the Irrigating Ca 
.^S..?L%ema.catlon betwe» 
,, Line ol v 



A large, printed price list of other cheap 
medicines that sell well, mailed free on ap- 
plication. As we purchase these articles 
cheap for cash, we must kindly ask that all 
orders for same be accompanied by remit- 
tance. 
Pleated with Oar Wa? of Doing Business 

Auburn, III., Sept. 26, 1893. 
Cameeer & Bro , Chicago, 111. 

Dear Sirs:—\ must tell you that I am 
more than pleased with the way you do busi- 
ness. If there Is anything In this world I 
enjoy, It Is to deal with people that do a 
straightforward business. 

J have been selling medicine for the last 
wentv years. I have sold Old Mother No- 
■ "'•.g^TsicSed.-D'-* 
I J 1 ..anvlv 



D L. Miller's last book of travels, contain- 
ing Intensely Interesting reading matter about 
th! Bible Land, of Italy. Greece, Asia Minor, 
Nubia, Ethiopia, Cush, and Palestine ,s 

NOW READY. 
The subject matUr Is entirely new, no part 
being found In -Europe and Bible Lands. 

PolntB of Merit. 

1. Interesting a:count of travels. 
3 Fully and carefully Illustrated. 

3. Twenty-four full-page Photogravures 
from photographs, and worth several times 
the cost of the book. 

4 . Much evidence given on the truthful, 
ness of the Bible. 

c Nearly 300 dlflerfnt Scriptures refer- 
ring to the Lands of the Eook explained. 
TOsls what Eld. Lewis W. Teeter of Ha- 
gerstown, Ind., thinks of the book, after giv- 
ing it an examination: 

■'Having examined ' Wandering. ■ 1 fee) safe '»•»/'«. 

ale ,c i, worth several limes the colt ol the book. H us 
neatly FUl up, fine quality ol paper, dear prtnt. 

Sunday school workers will find this a 
valuable book because the first half of next 
year's lessons are on that part of the Bible 
pertaining largely to scenes In Egypt. 

Some people are not subscribing because 
they expect \o buy from the Messenger 
office after white, or get a copy a next .An- 
nual Meeting. Such people will be disap- 
pointed, for the book will be sold only 
Through agents. If there is no one can- 
vassing your township write us for terms, and 
arrange to canvass. 



January 9, 1894. 

A Gran d Holiday Offer i 

Hainan's Sell-Pronouncing Sunday School 

Teacher's Bib}.- as here described, 

given a-xay free. 

In order lo get Dubbels COUGH AND CROUP 

I i'kt ., lr .<'ii,' -I ii. '■ "'V i "-I.. !'-' ''>' :r , lw ','"' 
my oS,e preparation,. I offer ,1,1. valuable book as a 
pisent to int.ies, you. If there ,s no agent ol I m.nc m 
your locality, you can accept ttM offer. The offer ,s lor 
short lime only. 



The rclail price of 
i dorcn bottles Cough & Croup Cure — - 
Jj doSjou'es Fruit juice Pills at a S cenis per bot-_ _ 






dorenloaes Carbolic Ointmcnl alas cents per be: 



h' 



Total ; W~- 

on ,-ee-eipt of $8,8S I fill ««•"' "•<« 
trnantUucftneelUiine una the Bible. 

Boone, Iowa. Sept. 24, 1833 
S E. Dunnes. Dae Sir— I can recommend you, iem- 
edies as being what you represent them to be. As soon 
"TncTd a supply fo" my family, you can look for my 
order" am fully saiMied with you ,u our business and 
can recommend you to ihe public very highly. 

(s"gncd?Ei.i>. Wiii. J. Thomas. 
The price of the Bible is 53.50, hence I don't make 
any unfit on this offer, but 1 feci sure .1 will be the 
means of making agent, and .hat I will have future orders 
rem youta medicine, when I will .hen be repaid for 
il.U I t., 1 tl offer, as every battle of medicine scl.l is a 
s ,;„,!i„"'.d.e,tie„e,,..7The Cough and Croup Cure 

Pit,' "'Fresled Feet, Etc. The Pills ore .he mildest and 
,„.,-., g.-ntle pill that can be used. For lull .l,-scr,|,ii.,n 1. 
, ,.;„ ,i, c . , advetisemeot in " Brelbren s Almanac 
,,,-', usees 1 and a, or send to me for circulars. The 
IV, I. I ,'urcf von I, <l,,cribe.t in "Brethren's Almanac 
, ., ,1. Is " No. C." The eu, here shows the book 
I le the cut in Almanac shows it closed. You 
!" th" very same Bible, without the patent index. 



How Is the Time to Canvas. 

Write quickly, and be sure to state 
your first and second choice of territory. 
Don't apply for a County, but for from one to 
three townships. If you are In doubt about 
the sale of the book, don't ask for terms. En- 
close stamp for Immediate reply. Address as 
follows: Those living in Indiana nortr, of line 
made by southern boundary of Warren, 
Fountain, Montgomery, Boone, Hamilton, 
Madison, Henry and Wayne Counties, shotud 
write to W. R. Deeter, Mllford, Ind. lhose 
living In Ohio south of line made by northern 
boundary of Darke, Shelby, Logan, Union, 
Delaware, Licking, Muskingum, kucmsev 

ifltk*'' — * '"— r'l'i;,i>'r"' H :':'., pm-mi 




. Tiove. 



ne irrigating v-u- wentv years. 1 have sold uio siuuie, ,,v ueiaware, laioting, i.i.,o„.. ^ , - ■- f< „ uc o,.,i, v for people 

ontv to fSt^SS^^^ 11 ^^^-^' feS? 

I o'» ^r^klnd' and encourages \ Tnose „vl„g elsew ^ | „„, ,«„. ^ ^ ,„ 

° Mt. Morris, 111- 

■*■ . „-,.. Whte Ply 



Holman's Se'.f-Pronoiiiicing edition is the to**t*'". ; 

SSSMESHSSg 

cented, hence easy to pronounce. It 

ome piesentfotyou 

ciici'.i.-i.'Y ("r peop' 



.. not —J.. .-'-.-^sTbut never li^tnar J — - gl 

^rmtmexhausUblesupply. U- tt?~^X£Zi 

, „l the grape, either for { hough t It won Id be ^a con rp o( (hat you 

nectarines, cherries, olives, ora .^ ^ 



m us 'Vtl: 

i, t <=. It will nisHc « " 

you or your friend. This cfier is made 
^^e.^^ered.med.cuie 

""h^cilK-ieceua. o, cuder. " 

rents, evtra to n='^ f i 
-,. -"IT by I«igM alone. 



jiears, figs, 



and for the raising of vegetables 
eK ' I ,th State Is unsurpassed. The 

:::;r:."--;--;r 

twa-ed with profit In this locality. 

TFRMS: One-fourth cash and the balance 
j:orhree-d.ouryears,a.a,owrateo. 

Interest. 

Low rates can be had at any time over the 

Southern Pacific Railroad. 

rIur ,hertnformauoncallonorad- 



There : 



mkard brethren 



. many of the ° u ''J h ' Vahrney's 
here who are acquanted w'm nhand , 

fee XKV«p£ Will there- 

S " e " dl "Tr=°te bottles, with bill, 
/ d f^l^ d d,r m Sv'or,tatonce. 



ks White Ply- 
arr.d Ply" ^ B Mt 1 

10U thR^kE.i»ndJ^'Q 
F ». ■ . Chore Birds for SaJe. 



Y outs Truly, 

L.M.BMCHLV. 




OME WEEK'S 

1 ._ . ._ ...,.„.. t1 1P Tiropnctor ol""- — 



ig-u-re Slxixs-e 



Wi nAlv, ! iyBE;e»J it » nKllM - 
Ll BE RT YV.LLE,lo W A,Sep..a 5 ,.893 

"-^S S Vna^n^,re7^ 
like it much better. " roe dlclne for, al- 

tee Compauy (Office, __ A|>mt 

Savings Bank), or 



and Tit 

n Stamps 



I, the name ol the b=«t =»*< 



^"wbattbeproK^^Sl 

°Vr»s rerae^setstohave 
who write soon This id , „pon the , 

I me ma S ic»l '£'" t ef» to *uch ™ gS! ! 

i sssss 9$5gs sfssaa 

;U l' a Grippe ^ , 
1 St^Spa^uTcUseases V^'^ths i 
' us wonderful influciice. Ol . _„ „, mM 



1894. 



^>" a" fri?e W all namirig 
Sal treatment mailed «ee tmm , for 

'l Se MKSENGFE or So davs^^ (<> OM _ 

" ; ?e P f"fh. Address, 



M-.rced, Calllorola 



The Commercial ana i lt on nano. » -■■- , t , n , he near luiu.c. 

c ;r— s, ^ ^^-tSSga »-U LS Brethren s 

5 ota< displaced the one I had a toremlum . 




Em.Jas.Slotfm.tv. 

i learned t 



Uel™5»rls«ts; 






►,„..-«. writer of the *»» ™^r»d h.aafil 

„in,inaiein.he prop" "»' „ d drastic properties 

I medicine. Considering the . »« ^ „^ d ftink 

0( „„e niedicne. now » *e » — ^ ^ „ b 
that it s»o»ld..n«i.ea °" , ,„„„. medicine. / 

them withom injury. I »*" yahmey's Panaee. 

,i.„„, physic is non. mo d ^ ^^ „ „ 

„ famous for »> ™ '^ » rf , „„. 

blood e'eanse. in all that „„„.„. 

--^r^aS.=: 

' C » meretSHer ,°bera, terms; « you are in 
Address at all 



Family 

Almanac. 




•,i-,' , ':!,V.'trV,;.i.V'»..vi-i'c.v:i;',*-,,,.S\",-r. 



\ ed Soap on very 
Iterested, send ior prices 
I times 



..r vou buy an almanac 
Only once a ™ )™ ^ che!ip and 

Don't -'"'"■^^'.M.ld reliable 
worthless one. Buy o y ^ o{ 

reenfp"'X^B 5 cents per doaen- 
Special prices to agents. 



„„ B Edition,!;';',',' Hi;-- ■,„■;, "„;;, ;;,;,. .. ..u- 

x^tuW^e^o&i-s^esftts 



CAMERER & BRO., 

,„, WEST MADISON ST 

CHICAGO. ILL 



,„„„ ol Christian bap >™; "„,,,„ , olk oa the 
Sea.nprS» P ;r.ir S mCOPV,..'« ; l«»e t 

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The Gospel Messeiger. 



' Hk; fair the Defense of the Gogpel." 



Vol. 32, Old Series. 



Mount Mourns, III., and Huntingdon, Pa., January HI, L894 



No. 3. 



The Gospel Messenger. 

H, B. Brumbaugh, Sditor, 
&cd BueiiieBS Manager oi the Eastern House 
Huntingdon, Pa. 

Table of Contents, 

Poetry,— 

Only Remembered by What I have Done 34 

Essays, — 

Thoughts on « A Problem tor Consideration," By I. 

Bennett Trout, 3+ 

Our Future. By S. L. Myers, 3^ 

Primitive Christianity, as Understood and Practiced 

by the Brethren. Prayer. By f. G. Rover 

p » rt 3 :... 35 

Christmas Thoughts. By John J. Hoover, , 36 

Our Singing. By Isaiah C. Johnson 36 

Some of the Effects of Secrtt Societies. By I.J. Rc- 

senberger, .- 

Fragmentary Gatherings, By J. E. Young, 37 

Woman's Temper 37 

The Good Samaritan, 37 

Missionary and Tract Work Department, — 

Bible Normal at the South Beatrice Church, Nebr.,.. 38 

Southern California 3S 

Editorial,— 

IterM . 33,40 

The General Mission Board 40 

Calls for Help, _.„. . 

...Uelplngltyi Preachers,'.'". J.T.X .<.... .. 

EcTito'rial Wanderings In the Old World. IS0.63, 41 

From the Field 38, 39 

Notes from Our Correspondents 42, 43, 44 

Correspondence 44, 45, 46 

Matrimonial, 46 

Fallen Asleep . ..46, 47 

Advertisements, 4y, 48 



We have been informed that Eld. D. L. Miller 
will conduct a series of rasetinga or leoturas in 
the New Enterprise chnrch, immediately after 
the close of the Huntingdon " Bible Term." As 
this is a large and wide-awnko chnrch, good meet- 
ings, with the beet of results can be expected. 



On Thursday, Jan. 2, the Committee on the 
Old Folks' Home for Middle Pennsylvania, met 
at Eld. James E. Lane's, Shirleysbnrg, the place 
where the Home is located. The fall Committee 
was there, and the business of the meeting was 
attended to very satisfactory. The more we see 
of the place, the buildings and the surroundings, 
the better we are pleased with the choice made. 
The house is substantially built of brick, is com- 
modious, and well adapted for the purpose in- 
tended. The canvassers for the necessary pur- 
chase funds are doing well, considering the fi- 
nancial depression, and if nothing unforeseen hap- 
pens, the Oommittee hopes to be able to have it 
paid for and in running order soon after April 1. 
The objeot of the District is to make it not only a 
place for our aged members to stay, — but a home 
where they can or joy all the advantages and 
privileges of a well-conducted Christian family. 
The house is surrounded by a beautiful lawn, and 
the adjoining lots well supplied with all kinds of 
fruit trees, — two peach orchards, one in bearing 
condition, and the other one of two years' standing. 
These things add greatly to the possibilities for 
making the Home, at once, a pleasant and desir- 
able place to live. 



A lady in one of the Western cities was recently 
baptized with her ball-room slippers on. She 
said she would neve r need them for that purpose 
any more. She desired to bury the old body of 
sin, ball-room slippers and all. If i hat. is the way 
to get rid of fooliah fashions, we would like to see 
some of tho nonsense that is firding its way 
among the saints buried too, never to rise again. 



Theough the kindness of Eld. D. L. Miller we 
had a copy of hia late book, "Wanderings in 
Bible LandB" laid upon onr table. The hork is 
excellently print* d, neatly aid substantially 
bound, and profusely illustrated, makicg it the 
handsomest aad most attractive volume yet pub- 
lished by the chnrch. We bespeak for it a large 
sale, and feel sure that those who buy it will be 
more than pleased. It will greatly add to the 
interest of Bible study End to the pioper interpre- 
tation of the Sacred Volume, as it takes the reader 
back to Bible times and cuBtcm!>, and places them 
on Bible Lands where are yet to be seen the im- 
print of the foot-steps of the patriarchs and 
prophets, end of him who spoke as never man 



On the last evening of the vear T.W.J0 ---; 
and the thoughts presented, both retroBpec'ivOj 
and prospective, were unusually f Ata^iinrng* and 
instructive. Our Xciu'ot'rs too readily resolve 
themselves into a swarm of parasites, whose only 
purpose in life is to be fed from the ministry. 
They seem to be losing the idea that the Lord has 
made us to be producers as well as consumers. 
They are accepting enlarged interpretations of 
the shepherd aad the sheep. The shepherd's 
duty is not so much to feed, as to direct to the 
place where the food may be foond, find to pro- 
tect from surrounding c angers. Then the feeding 
is to give possibilities for producing. We most 
get our people away from this idea and help them 
more fully to feel that they, as individuals, have a 
work to do that can be done by no one else. 



At the opening of the Winter Term of the 
Huntingdon College, Bro. M G. Brumbsngb, the 
newly. eleoted Preaident, took oharge. Tho in- 
llax of new stndontB was beyond all expectations, 
aid tho school was never in a more promising 
condition. Snrely the management has been 
greatly oncouraged. 



The "Bible Term,' of the Huntingdon, Pa., 
College, will open on Jan. 28 and continue four 
weeks. Programs, setting forth the course of 
study to be pursued, and other items of interest 
concerning the " Term," are printed. Those 
interested can have them free of charge by send- 
ing their name and address. Ample provisions 
will be made for all who may come, and every- 
body is invited to come. Growing experience and 
enlarged preparations, encourage the manage- 
ment to ctfer inducements in advance of any 6ver 
before off ered, both as to 1 he class exercises and 
the evening services. During the sessions, Eld. 
D. L. Miller will give a number of his illustrated 
lectures on Bible Lands, and other able brethren 
will also give discourses. Onr purpose is to give 
such religious entertainments as will be edifying 
and profitable to all ministers, Sunday school 
workers and Bible atudents. Excellent accommo- 
dations, including tuition, board, room, etc., only 
$3 00 per week. All persons coming are requested 
to so inform us, that the necessary accommoda- 
tions may be provided. For " course of study," 
etc., address H. B. Brumbaugh, Huntingdon, Pa, 



Whiting from the South Poplar Kidge chnroh, 
Ohio, sister Ella Noffsiuger eaya: "Bro. George 
Mobler oame to thia place Deo. 23 and remained 
nnlil Jan. 7. He preached in all twenty sermons, 
full of love and instruction. Jan. 7 he preached 
a missionary sermon, after which we took up a 
collection for home misBions. The amount raited 
was $2.25. He visited all the members, encour- 
aged them on their pilgrimage, and made many 
warm friends while here. He also helped ns lo 
organize a Bible olass, and admoniahed us to our 
duty, to make it a sucoess. Although there weie 
no accessions, we feel that good impressions weie 
made, tad we trust that, from the seed sown, we 
may yet behold greater harvests in the future. 
We are greatly in need of help in the ministry." 

orTfie'WyearVre now p»J- ■",1"^'V& 1 ft 

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-^SffSwe, aud we have again settled down to tie 
solids of lifo. Ab we do so, we cannot fail to see 
the great responsibilities that are confronting us. 
To all of us, life is a tremendous reality, end eacb 
one of us has a personality that can not bo as- 
sumed or accepted by another. There is a tend- 
ency, e n the part of us b11, to merge ourselves 
into a whole and thus lose onr identity and re- 
sponsibility. This can not be done, no matter 
how acceptable it might be to us. We come into 
the world aa individuals. As such we live, as 
such we die, end as Buch wo must go to judgment. 
As days months and years come and go, it will be 
well for us to feel this and the consequent re- 
sponsibilities that are cantering upon us, and to 
labor the more determinedly to do well the part 
that has been given us to do. 



We dip the following from the Jjidependent: 
There is a healthy talk by Father Edward Mc 
Sweeney in The Catholic Citizen. He was visit- 
ing Maine, and studying there the prohibition 
question. He finds that the prohibition law 
works well, except in a few cities where pnblio 
opinion does not fully sustain it; but he is espe- 
cially troubled at the Irish names of the Baloon 
keepers. In a city of 18,000 population, with per- 
haps 3,000 Irish, of the forty-seven aaloou keepers 
thirty-one have Irish names. He found another 
New England town, not in Maine, of 2,600 popu- 
lation, in which were twelve saloons, nine of them 
run by Catholics. In a New Jersey town, where 
the CatholioB were not more than one-fifth of the 
population, the excellent prieat had to reprove hia 
flock because nine-tenths of the applications for 
license were signed by members of his flock. Fa- 
ther McSweeney iB one of those who have found 
ont that if their chnrch wishes to recommend itself 
to the American people, it must not provide the 
saloons, the drunkards and the criminals of 
the country. 



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THE GOSPEL MESSENGER 



January 16 1894. 



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OTLY^REMEMBEKED BY WHAT I HAVE DOHET 

Up and away like tl.e dew ol the morning, 

Thai soars from the earth to Us home In the «un. 
So let me steal away, gently and lovingly, 

Only rememb:red by what I have done. 
My name and my place and my tomb all forgotten, 

The brief race of time well and patiently run, 
So let me pass away, peacefully, silently, 

Only remembered by what I have done. 
Yes, like the fragrance that wanders In darkness, 

When the flowers that It came from are closed up and gone, 
So would I be to this world's weary dwel'era, 

Only remembered by what 1 have done. 
Needs there the praise of the love-written record, 

The name and the epitaph graved on the stone? 
The things we have lived for, let them be our story; 

We ourselves but remembered by what we have done. 
I need not be missed, If my life has been bearing 

(\b Its summer and autumn move silently on) 
The bloom and the fruit and the seeds of Its season ; 

I shall still be remembered by what I have done. 
1 need not be misted, If another succeed me, 

To reap down those fields which In spring I have sown; 
He who plowed an] who sowed Is not missed by the reaper, 

He Is only remembered by what he has done. 
Not mystlf, but the truth that In life I have spoken, 
Not myscll, but the seed that In life I have sown, 
Shall pasii on to nges, all about me forgotten, 

Save the truttl I have spoken, the things I have done. 

So let my living be, so be my dying, 

So let my name be, unblazoned, unknown; 
Unpralsed and unmlssed, I shall still be remembered, 

Yes, still remembered by what I have done. 



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II 



BY I BENNETT TROUT. 



In GcwrEL Messenger No. 49, Vol. 31, our 
dear, aged brother, B. F. Mooniaw, txpresses a 
deaire " to hear the sentiment of wise and cau- 
tious brethren" as to the advisability o! receiving 
children into the ohnroh. Now, I do not lay 
claim to the qualifications of wisdom and cau- 
tiousness, but if those who are in the humbler 
walks of lite may apeak, I shall be glad to offer a 
few " Thoughts." 

Receiving youthful oouverts into the ohurch is 
a question of great importance, Binoe there is 
nothing ontaide of the church of more value than 
children. "Of such is the kingdom of heaven," 
says Jesus. Upon the possibility of their devel- 
opment rests the future of home, church and na- 
tion. To get God's estimate of the child's life 
read Dent 6: 7; Neh. 4: 14; Eph. 6: 4, and Mark 
10; 13-16. 

It is remarkable how many persons say, "If 
only I had turned to my God when in my youth- 
ful days he oalled me! but now I am devoid of 
sensibility in my aoull" Solomon well said, 
" Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy 
youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years 
draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleas- 
ure in them." Eocl. 12: 1. 

As to the case that caused our brother to pro- 
pose his query, it ocours to my mind that the Bis- 
ter drew an erroneous conclusion from her expe- 
rience. Certainly, "the higher development of 
her faoultiea" was no argument whatever to justi- 
fy her iu "doubting the genuineness of her faith, 
and that her repentance was effeotual, and ques- 
tioning the validity of her baptiam." Increase 
of faith and growth in grace are but development 
of the Christian faonlty, which no rational per- 
son would aocept aa evidence against the validity 
of his faith, repentance or baptism. 



I therefor- ocDolui'e that trrne "onfovi 

associations" in the » Went," and not the inva- 
lidity of her conversion, were the cause of her 
drifting "into worldlinesB." Yen, herein is the 
cause of her fall: "Unfavorable associations;" 
probably isolation, worldly associates, "oarea of 
this life," " deoeitf uln»B3 of richeB," etc. How 
many have shipwrecked upon the same rorke and 
sunk beneath the same breakers! 

Do not experience and observation demonslrai" 
that at least as great a proportion of adnlt as of 
youthful converts prove onfaithf al ? I do not be- 
lieve iu exciting, or at al! in coaxing children in- 
to the church. But I do believe iu preaching the 
GoBpel to them, and then, when, like little Sam- 
uel, God calls them, and they desire to unite with 
the church, giving them a warm welcome. 

To my mind it is quite clear that it was a lack 
of proper surroundings that injured the sister to 
whom Bro. Moomaw refers, and that it was not 
due to youthful conversion. In the East Bhe re- 
mained with the church, but when she moved 
to the "West," amidst "unfavorable associa- 
tions," she began to drift worldward. 

I fail to perceive how that can be admitted as 
lawful argument against receiving the youth into 
the church. Would any one presume to invali- 
date adult conversion because some one of sge 
moved away from hia bonis in the East, into 
the midst of "unfavorable associations" in tte 
West," and there proved uufaithful? If we ad- 
mit such, cases as argument in the former, we 
muBt in the latter. Then, einca scores of adult 
converts prove unfaithful, adult conversion is 
proved impracticable. Whom, then, shall we con- 
sider as proper subjects for baptism, Beeing that 
anch reasoning shuts out both youthful and adult 
conversion? WHOM? Age is not necessarily u 

p-'-y^.irj- »*=-:«==-= -icU- ft" 

. — ua investigate. Jesus Bays, "He 

'^ijcjg'iayeth and is baptized shall be saved." 
Mark 16: 16 * ireffiSMSKf " Therefore to him 
that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him 
it is sin" JaB. 4: 17. John sn.yp, "Sin is the 
transgression cf the law." 1 John 3: 4. Peter 
jays, ' Repent je therefore and be converted, thai 
yonr Bins may be blotted out," etc. Acts 3: 19 
Alpha and Omega says, "Blessed are they that 
do his commandments." Est. 22: 14. From these 
and kindred Scriptures we deduce the following 
plain facts: 

1. We must have a knowledge of duty. 

2. This duty, neglected, becomes sin. 

3. We must have faith, t. a, believe in God. 

4. We must repent. 
6. We must be baptized. 

6. We muat be converted. 

7. Without the above we have no promise 
pardon or happiness. 

Whenever the children show evidence that they 
realize these truths to a reasonable extent (which 
should be deoided by the brethren in oharge), 
then the chnroh is safe in receiving them into 
fellowship. Then the church, and especially the 
elder, and hia oo-laborors, should give all dili- 
gence to feed and to care for them. 

The parents, if they be members, should deal 
with them as children, yet as fellow Christians. 
It is of too frequent occurrence that parents who 
themselves are members do not give their con- 
verted children the encouragement they so much 
need. These children should learn to 3erve at 
the family ultar in offering to God the sweet in- 
cense of prayer and praise. A well-regulated 
prayer meeting and Sunday school will greatly 
help the young as well as the older converts. 

Our dear brother is RIGHT when he says, "I 
regard this a very serious matter,— one that needs 



[lally impresses me is, that if we, aa a church, 
..ould have more for our young members to do, 
it would take less time a', council meetings to ad- 
minister the rod of discipline. May the Lord 
speed the day when every Brethren home will be 
a houBe of prayer, and every congregation have a 
good sooial or prayer meeting. 

New Carl-.sle, Ohio. 



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BV 8. L. MYER8. 

Under the head of burning questions the New 
York Independent saw proper to severely criticise 
the action of onr last Annual Meeting in regard 
to onr sisters' prayer covering. While we know 
that there Bre, and no doubt always have been, 
things in the church that deserve oriticism and we 
should always feel grateful to onr friends for call- 
iug our attention to them, because, in this way, 
they can aid us in reaching a higher state of 
Christian perfection, we also have reason to con- 
gratulate ourselves that onr church, both in its 
numbers and the peculiar doctrines which distin- 
guish it from other denominations, is rapidly ac- 
quiring a position of prominence in the Christian 
world, which will enable it to extend its influence 
over a wider field than we have ever yet been able 
to reach. 

While it should be far from us to resent friend- 
ly criticism and while it is necessary for us to re- 
member that, unices our peculiarities have Gospel 
characteristics, we cannot claim the promise of 1 
Fe". 2: 9, atiil it is equally necessary, as we now 
seem to be entering on a more active period of 
churoh work, that we do not allow the criticism 
and ridicule of tho world to lead us away from 
that rigid obedience to the plain, simple require- 
ment pf'tiv- S^s(tfi\ • mrMri» -sr™ fathers have so _ 
sturdily contended for. *> 

The editor of the Independent tells us that eld- 
ers certainly ought to fiud more important work 
than to admonish sisters (o wear the prayer cover- 
ing. Judged by this standard. Paul, when 
weighed in the bidaaees, would be found- wanting 
and it would be necessary for ns to look to some 
of our modern divines for our highest ideals of 
Christian manhood, but if we judge in harmony 
with that Word which will stand when heaven 
and earth shall pass away, we will find that where 
th6 pist history of the Brethren is open to criti- 
cieu), the error was not in following Paul's teach- 
ings to the Corinthians too closely, nor in our ad- 
hering to any other principle of Gospel plainness 
which shows our non-conformity to this world. 
While we have been leaeonably successful hi 
following the straight and narrow way along this 
line, we have, to some extent, neglec'ei Christ's 
parting commission, and allowed other denomina- 
tions to surpass us in missionary zeal. But what- 
ever may be the mistakes whioh our fathers have 
made, they have eeitainly laid a foundation 
whioh, if we build thereon, will both open the 
way and provide the means that will enable us to 
give the world the grandest and mo3t convincing 
evidence of our missionary and evangelistic zeal, 
for if wo once learn to give as liberally as others 
do, and in addition throw in what they waste in 
extravagant worship of the geddess of fashion, 
and what we save as compared with them in min- 
isterial salaries, this would give an impulse to our 
missionary work that would be felt throughout 
the world, and inspire the church with a true 
ssnse of her duty, obligations and possibilities. 

In this respect opens the grandest possible field 

for the expenditure of the pent-up energies of any 

would-be reformers among us and no doubt many 

i a very serious matter,— one mat. neeas of our past troubles owe their origin not to the 

great care in our praotioe." Another one that | fact that the ohuroh has been too diligent in curb- 



January 16, 1894. 



THE GOSPEL 



ing the ln=ta of the eye and the pride of life but 
because the did not pr.perly direct, in legitimate 
channels, thoee restless and aspirii g minde which 
by their very nature, require to bo employed in 
such active and segreseive v^ork as is necessary in 
order to obey the Savior's command to go into all 
the world and preach his Gospel to every creat- 
ure. 

Wo prediot that one of the immediate ,fi\cts of 
our increased activity in miasionsry work will be 
that the church will have less trouble in carrying 
out the nonconformity principles of the Gospel 
beoause the urgent needs of this work will be an" 
additional incentive to our members to practice 
plainness of dress aud personal economy, in order 
that they may be able to give the work more sub. 
stantial support, and any question which has a di- 
rect or even a remote bearing on theao Gospel 
principles is in deep reality a burning question of 
far more potent and far-reaching influence than 
anything connected with the Briggs trial, because 
it is only by closely observing all these Gospel 
principles that the church can ever fulfill her hfgh 
deBtiny, and if the world only knew the things 
that belong to her peace and the time of her visit- 
ation, instead of ridiculing the simplicity of the 
Gospel, she would receive, with a joyous "God 
speed " the only power that oan save her from the 
anarchistic, annihilistic influences which threaten 
to uproot and overturn our present civilization. 

In the past, nation after nation has fallen sim- 
ply because their prosperity has fostered pride 
until all social and political ties have been brok»n 
by the weight of their own enervating inflnencee, 
but if the church can be constrained, through 
love, to practice the simple, self-denying princi- 
ples of the Gospel for the glory of God and the 
good of others, a brighter era will dawn upon us 
and the light of the Gospel. »brn,„ s «„<,^ k «.„ 
chiiroh, will" illuminate the pathway of aations 
and beckon them on to a higher regard for each 
other's rights, until they will beat their swords in- 
to plowshares and pruning hooks. 



MESSENGER 



36 



spiring and directing them in their approaches to 

Since success in this soivice is so essential to 
in,, interests of p, blic worship, how important 
that he who prays in public, cpeoially the minis- 

%'oto L' e T A SgaiMt "•'Jthfog which 
might weaken the influence of hi, utterauctel 
How diligently he should cultivate every excel 
lenoe that would aid iu hie own near approaches 
to Gol, and contribute to the education of the 
people. 

"TOWEK IN TOBLIO PRAYER." 

says an eminent divine, <■ depends more upon the 
soul imbued with divine influences and ability 
to sympathize with the people in their teinpta- 
tions snd trials, than upon any set of rules." 

Another has appropriately said that "Power in 
public prayer is not in the polish of style, the fer- 
vor of manner, the order and arrangement of sen- 
fences, but in a living connection with God, and 
m a capacity to act as a connecting link between 
God and th9 human soul." 

An inspired apostle puts this same thought 
thus: "In like manner the (Holy) Spirit also 
helpeth our infirmities: for we know not how to 
pray as we ought: but the Spirit itself moketh in- 
tercession for us with groanings which cannot be 
uttered; and he that searcheth the hearts knoweth 
what is in the mind of the Spirit, because he 
maketh intercession for tb 
the will of God. 



the insufficiency and helplessness of the impeni- 
teut They moreover reveal the methods of 
divine graoe by whioh "many sons" may be 
brought "to glory." The Holy Scriptures are, 
tlieretore, the great storehouse of matter suita- 
ble for prayer. 

Again, personal Christian experience is a spe- 
cial aud most instructive teacher in prayer. The 
minister who carefnlly observes the weakness of 
his own arm, the poverty of his own resources, 
and h's entire elependence upon grace divine, will 
know better what to pray for. Snob self-knowing 
will open his eyes to the workings of sin in his 
own members; and since the experiences and 
nee.s of all hearts are essentially the same, it 
aids him m knowing the wants of his flock, and 
what they are solicitous to have him pray for in 
their behalf. This, in turn, will lead the faithful 
minister to his oloset to haw his "spiritual 
strength renewed" for acoeptable service in the 
public congregation. 



e saints according to 

Horn. 8: 26 27, R. V. 

Notice, it is the Spirit in the heart, searching. 

To a hypcorite nothing is more dreadful than 

that God searohes the heart, and sees through all 

his disguises. To a sincere Christian 



May God help us to prize more highly and re- 
gard more reverently that blessed Gospel through 
which alone we have hope, not only for this pres- 
ent life, but also for that whioh is to come. 

Webber, Jewell Go, Kans. 



PRIMITIVE CHRISTIANITY, AS UNDERSTOOD 
AND PR&CTICED BY THE BRETHREN. 



fWe invite careful snd intelligent criticism en all the articles published 
under this head. Criticisms on language, facts and arguments will be in or- 
der, and should be sent to the author of the article to which they refer.] 



PRAY3E. 



BY J. Q, ROYEB. 

" Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thinks: for this is the will 
ol Gsd in Christ Jesus concerning you." — r Thess. 5:17, 18. 

In Four Parts— Part Three. 

PUBLIC PRAYER. 

As a part of public worship some one baa 6sid 
"Prayer is the worship of the assembly present- 
ed audibly by its representative or leader." A 
congregation can engage in no act more solemn 
than in worshiping God in prayer. The leader 
becomes a leader to the people. How serious the 
error should he lead them elsewhere than to the 
throne of all gracel How happy the privilege, 
if he lead them to the wells of salvation! Does 
he sucoeed in voicing the devotions of the people, 
his utterances are a means to stimulate their, 
thoughts end desires, and carry them heavenward 
by his prayer. It is here that the leader of an 
assembly riseB to man's highest representative ca- 
pacity. It is in this capacity that his heart 
toncheB moBt directly the hearts of the people, in- 



nothing is 
more comforting than to know and feel that God, 
by his Spirit, searches the heart and teaohes him 
how to pray " according to the will of God." 

It 10 trod in the scut, tnerefore, whioh is Hie 
secret ofpower in prayer. A man may possess 
much culture, and hold in mind a broad range of 
truth, and, from failure of heart appropriation of 
it, be a dwarf in vital, spiritual development. 
The Christian's life and growth come not from 
mere knowledge possessed, but from truth be- 
lieved and assimilated; and his prayers are sim- 
ply the bursting out of life which has first burst 
in. They are the bubbling up from where God 
is among the lower recesses of the soul. More 
than any other religions exercise, public prayer 
is the outflow of the inner life. 

FORM OF PRAYER 

It is well known that as a church we do not ap- 
prove of written forms of public prayer. The 
prayer should ba extemporaneous in form, but 
it need not, on that account, be unpremeditated. 
Paul would eay to every minister, "Study to 
show thyself approved unto God " iu the perform- 
ance of this dnty also. The minister's mind 
should be lifted into the sphere of prayer by pre- 
vious meditation. He should be well acquainted 
with the Holy Scriptures, and, by meditation and 
Communion with God in secret, labor to acquire 
both the spirit and the gift of prayer. When it be- 
comes his duty to enter upon any special occasion 
of worship, he should endeavor so to compose his 
mind and thoughts that his prayer may be ap- 
propriate to the occasion, and edifying to thoee 
who join in the service. 



ORDER 

in prayer should be a matter of careful and 
prayerful meditation, (<i) that there may be va- 
rir-ty m the general plan of the prayer; (6) that 
there may be no omission of necessary objects of 
thought, and (o) that no one order, or arrange, 
men, of thought becomes the invariable order. 
Invar, ableness in arrangement leads to sameness 
both iu thought and language. Such sameness 
leads to narrownesB in prayer, because the same 
expressions are made to perform the servioe of all 
sorts of feelings. It also, necessarily, diminishes 
the profit of prayer. 

Order in topics has many advantages. It con- 
centrates the attention of both leader and led to 
one thing. It aids the memory, thus preventing 
the introduction of inappropriate — ;;,, "^ Aeii as 
the disproportionate use of some to the exclusion 
of others. It also aids in presenting thoughts of 
the samo kind in connected order, and avoids the 
repetition of the same petitions. He who leads 
iu public prayer should therefore acquire en un- 
derstanding of the general nature and several 
parts of prayer, as invocation, adoration, thanks- 
giving, snpplioation, etc, Bach of these topics 
furnishes a wide range of thought, and the minis- 
ter whose soul is in living sympathy with his peo- 
ple may by prayerful meditation give to this part 
of public worship muoh variety, and make it a 
great power for good. 

MANNER OF PRAYER. 



THE BEST MATERIAL 

for prayer is derived from the devotional parts 
of the Holy Scriptures. They show what the 
saints of old, " who lived by faith," prayed for. 
They place an infinite variety of choice petitions 
upon our lips, — petitions which are most sacred- 
ly linked with the experiences of all faithful 
Christians. They alao describe the backsliding 
believer with his consequent troubles, as well as 



Severul things should receive attention under 
this head; 

1. The Attitude or Position of the Body.— The 
posture of the body in prayer should be one that 
expresses both humility and reverence. The tit- 
ting posture, so largely practiced to-day, lacks in 
both of these elements. Standing is a posture 
assumed by many. It is an attitude not without 
Scripture authority; for the Savior himself says, 
"And whensoever ye stand, praying, forgive, if 
ye have aught against any one, that your Father 
which is in heaven may forgive you your tres- 
passes." Mark 11: 25, E, V. 

It should be remembered, however, that here 
as elsewhere in the Scriptures, where standing in 
prayer is spoken of, the condition of the worship- 
er is referred to, rather than the posture of the 
body in time of worship. Kneeling is beyond a 
doubt the most appropriate posture in prayer, be- 
cause it is expressive of humility, submission and 
dependence, as well aa of homage, adoration and 
reverence. He who prayB to God should endeav- 
or to feel the utmost measure of all of these. 

Again, kneeling is the postnre most commonly 

mentioned both in the Old and in the New Testa- 

|ment. The Psalmist says: "0 come let us wor- 



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Jantta-y 16. 1894 



forth bia bands lowaru u=». 0I I11( , „„„, 



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Random Thoughts ' 



was the first article I no- 



, East, and they go to Jerusalem to inquire 
W aere Christ should be born. Receiving their 
^traction., the star guided them to where the 
"at was. There, in that humble place .the wise 
men worship him, and present unto htm gift., 
gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. 
E No* let our minds come down, my brother my 
J^to the time when you and I found that we 
were tuners, when we saw that we were lost and 



" Random xnougnia »-"■— -" - " . ,, rrr)0( . a were sinners, when we saw ina* . »=« . 

unU^anthe prophet »P«^ «ud even hen 
Z try to " sandwich " in a few others and it we 
lan^ do that, we "read between the lines, < 



; ye used it in bo inconvenient a s.tuauou. - we „ read between t ne .™, -• - 



ft^uXancT natural and 

should remember that all eyes may not be closed, 

fnd that unnaturalness, however .nnccent on hs 



int. auu iu«" ^» , 

±„« ?*- fpRr we pet tco mtich 

of the lines themselveB. I 



7 of the lineo themselves. v>m»« .. » 

p^tTaTp-okecomment. The hands may in- ££» and are livi the editor men to- tat 

dicl supplication, but they should neverjide | _ ^ ^ ^ oa the prlvl lege of _ lea- 



see of im who leads in praye, The minis 
e Z tails, by suitable instruction „d example 
^induce his congregation to adopt reveren h £ 

priate modes of engaging in it. 

2 He who prays should express humble supp. - 
cation both by his words and by the tone of hie 
voce He should avoid that indistinctneBS in 
uCancLten resulting from too greasy 



Za^hat^ivesus the privilege offing 

should be my greatest concern in this great life 
work? "TaJheeduuioTmsBLr, and unto he 
loch nc; continue thou in them: for in do ng 
fttthouahalt both save tkysdf and them that 

h Tsh h o e uldcevSy 4 be 16 gceatly concerned about 
m ;:ai:ation,somuchso,,hatlshouh 1 lookeat : 



l0 save, and when Jesus came and spake peace to 
on souls. The heavens are stirred, and angels 
rejoice to know "that a precious soul is born 
Jain" but, oh, my brother, where is Jesus 
now?' "Vthou hast borne him hence tell me 
where thou hast laid him." Is he .Ml m the 
manger, covered with rubbish of the wo Id hid- 
den from sight, by the lusts of the flesh the lusts 
o the eye, and the pride of life? Does the .mark 
of the beast cover his signature, or has Herod ^de- 
stroyed the young child's life? If so, my broth- 
er, let us sing together, 

.. Return, Oh holy Dove, return, 
Sweet Messenger ol rest, 
I ha'e the sins which made thee mourn, 
And drove thee from my breast. 
Let us open our hearts, and let the .heavenly 
Messenger in, »^™*^*$Z 



ook ear- Messenger in, w ««m » "" :~" o£ hh bir ft, 

m « saivaviuu, » o . . , if . a u p la y now, on this, the anniversary oi u , 

nltly after thethingsthatw.il lead me mte ,-hfe | J^PJ^ ^ aMW ; n ur hearts, or, rather. 



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combines fervency 'with humility. The leader 
should guard against a manner which would seem 
to indioate that he was dictating to the Lord. He 
should feel that he is in (he presence of I AM, and 
that he is "not worthy of the least of all the rrer- 
ciea which the Lord has showed" (Gen. 32: 10.) 



will the tone of his voice 
supplicant finding favor with God, 

His language should be simple, plain and pa 
thetio He is leading the devotions of persons of 
various mental powers. Borne of them are not 
only poor, but illiterate. His words shonld, there- 
fore be such as m\y be easily understood, and so 
arranged as to take hold of the heart, and express 
its desires. He may not, in the use of such lan- 
guage, be admired by all, but he will be felt by all 
who have the spirit of prayer. 

Among the serious faultB of publio prayer may 
be classed the accumulation of divine names in 
the same expression, the repetition of the phrases 
"O," " Lord," " Heavenly Father," "We bless 
the'e," etc. Also too great length and inappro- 
priateness to the occasion. 

Other suggestions might be added, but suffice 
it to say that whatever tends to renew man " in 
knowledge after the image of Him who created 
him, Ool. 3: 10; whatever brings him into closer 
spiritual relations with the " Author and Finisher 
of our faith (Heb. 12: 2), will qualify a minister 



neatly after he things that will lead me into 1. e £ *£ 7^ ari6 ' w ir , our hearts, or, rat! 
etena'and while doing this, I find H ° lm6 '° ^ ^ Arisen from the dead, and let the act. 
It "and thrust a dart at Dav »™^. P£ ^s show that he is exalted high over al 

and that his name is above every name and that 
at the name of. Jesus every knee shall bow. Then 
the big "IV will grow smaller, and the little 
Lyon's" will grow taller, and we will be purged 
with hyssop. We will aH be clean and we will 
„..i.. lu (,u ? "kisb^y of holioeBJ. Wo lion _ 
shall lis thsre, the unclean shall not pass over it, 
but it sball be for those, the wayfaring men, 
ftou»B fools, shall not err therein. Let us praise 
God lor his loving-kindnees, for the birth of our 
Savior in the world, and in us may he reign till 
the last enemy is put under his feet, for the last 
enemy to be destroyed is Death. 
Rocky Ford, Colo., Dec. 25. 



of the truth." 1 Tim. 3:15. "Without selfish- 
ness" I should "teach others," "being an en- 
sample," "worthy of imitation," "till toe aH come 
in the unity cf faith, and of Ihe knowledge of 
the Son of God, unto a perfeot man, unto the 
anoweu \w>- — — / 1 mea9 nre of the stature of the fullneES of Christ. 
unto him and all for whom heispraying; and then Eph 4 , 13 Thea| „ when the mist iB cl 
5 be that of an humble ,, ther6 win be n0 ,jo 



away " there will be no doubt as to our identity 
there, for, if we have "turned many to righteous- 
ness, we shall ahine as the Btars forever," and if 
we have been weak, and stumbling all the way 
along, and our good brother or sister will lend a 
gentle, loving, helping hand, how we will all re- 
joice together therel O, then "let us study m 
show onrselves workmen approved of God. 
Let us humble ourselves nnder the mighty hand 
of God. , 

To-day is the day set apart for us to remember, 
and to celebrate the birth of Christ. May God, 
the Father, help us to fully appreciate that good 
gift While our minds may run back in tender 



OUR SINGING. 



of our faith (Heb. 12: 2), win quamy a ui,u,»™. " — - 

tZ to J the devotions of Christian worship- -«*P-£^ — 



ere. 

Mi. Morris, 111 



whole occurrence is of vast importance to you 
and me, that, though it is only a babe in a man- 
ger, after the sense of nature, yet it stus the 
hosts of heaven and the mighty words ring out 
from the heavens, "Glory to God in the highest, 
on earth peace, good will to men." Think of it, 
and while the heavens resound with the 



BY. ISAIAH 0. JOHNSON. 

Odb song service should and conld be im- 
proved. But we have not yet hit upon the 
"how" Now and then a good singing teacher 
comes around and has singing classes nearly 
everywhere, singing out of seme new book. He 
goee away, and when you go to church you find 
the songs and singing about as you did before. 
,r Whv' Because the claas was compoBed mainly 
sift While our minds may run back in tender vvny. c 

love and sympathy to Mary and Joseph, seeming- of ^^^iXi^cT In the church 
lyin their poverty taking lodging in the catt^ , perh P no * ^.^^ ^ tBnM ^t to 

^tr^^^^S^ ■^•F , -»- a .r r saite e d to our hymn * or 

ger, iei, uo ™. ™»» .___. t „ „„„ War. t.n onr church service. 



CHBIBTMAS THOUGHTS. 



BI JOHN J. HOOVER. 



least to oof church service. 

Some things are spoiled sometimes beoause 
somebody wants to go to extremes. They want 
a good and great singing teacher or none, and 
the oensequence often is, none after all. 

To greatly improve our song service we should 
first get a sufficient number of books for use in 



and while the heavens resound with the an- first get a sufficient unmoor » UU v 
nl— of this great proclamation the song ft. church. *™*?'*££*?™ ^ %% 
... , t .._. i„u„„ «,„ i.r r,t inn nhen- Rnnl« nr even the Selections. (i auu > uujou. 



of the heavenly hosts catches the ear of the shep 
herds that are watching their flockB by night. 
" To yon this day is born a Prince and Savior; On 
oorne and let us worship," etc. 

Thus the good news starts out from heaven, 
m en T7„i Rl h«« In the mean time the wiBe men of the East have 
ZhX. JSTSi^ S AS 1 5* — *. attracted to a very brilliant .tar in 



Books or even the " Selections." (I don't object 
to using some good book like " Gospel Chime, 
and some others in connection, but don't be too 
varied in books.) Hymnals would be the best, 
beoause with them we could have our Binging 
eohool. Every member ought to have hiB own 
book, then a dozen or .o to hand outsideiB. 



January 16, 1894. 



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Having books, we mast practice Binging There 

can lead. I believe if we wonld have them take 
their torn m leading, it wonld be better. It 
wonld, therefore, become a social singing. Let 
them study, of course, time, pitch and chord! 

,-7« " f eSt maUy gO0d aiD S^ who know 
very little abont the rudiments. Not that rndi 
mentsare not necessary, but so many will not 
learn them, and we want everybody to sing. We 
had poor singing at one of our churches, and they 
got a doz,n "Selections," and it was surprising 
how mnch difference it made. 

All children ought to learn to si D g by note and 
keep good time. We should sing tunes and 
hymns in our Sunday schools that we can eing in 
the ohurch, so our young people can help in our 
song service. Let us have a stirring op s!1 al 
the lme and see what singing we can have. Let 
some one at every place of meeting go to work 
and get the books. The books do not coat mnch 
Now is the time, as it has been concluded not to 
change onr Hymn Bo.,ks. and the Brethren's 
Publishing 0o„ have put their price very ' 
ohurch purposes. A little money spent in this 
way will be a present and lasting good. 

Somerset, Pa. 

rOhnrches desiring the Hymnals in quantities 
can get them at 85 00 per dozen by express, pur. 
chaser paying express charges. At this rate hun- 
dreds of churches might do well to purchase a 
tew dozen books for general use.— En. 



3^__22f^^^ IESSENGEi ?- 



SOKE OF THE EFFECTS OF SECRET SOCIETIES. 

BY I. J. BOSENBEBGIEB 

Foe some years there has been felt a growing 
need for more effort in cities in church work 
ior this there are good reasons. But our efforts 
- "> >iw»n and cities have not been as sncee«a£ul aa 
is desired. Various reasons have beer, assigned 
as hindering causes. Some say it is a want of 
a ministry whose time is wholly set apart to 
ohurch work, others assign pride, fashion, amuse- 
ments, etc. Theee, no donbt, all have, in a meas- 
ure, been hindrances, but I name secret uooieties 
as a hindering oause of giant stature, which, like 
the sons of Auak, dwell in walled cities. The 
number that infect society with their headquar- 
ters in our towns and cities is simply astonishing. 
They are of every caste and grade, to catoh the 
unwary. 

For the information of the reader, we pen En 
item of the experience of the United Brethren 
church, as given by the Telescope, the organ of 
the liberal branch of that church. " At Harris- 
burg, Pa., three attempts were made to build up a 
church, but all resulted in failures." Biehop Erb 
then said, " I am going to Harrisburg to try once 
more to establish our church. I will preach 
Christ, hold meetings, and whomsoever God will 
convert Twill receive into the church, asking no 
queations about secret sooi6ties," It is needless 
to say that this new plan met with success at the, 
hands of the bishop; for the United Brethren 
have now three organized churches in that city. 
But how void of principle! What a compromise 
with the works of darkness! Onr effort should 
be a constant aggressive one against thia stalwart 
foe whose " name is legion," Ministers, parents 
and guardians are too silent on this Satanic snare. 

I again recommend the Christian Cynosure, 231 
W. Madison St., Chicago, as a family journal. It 
faithfully warns its readers of all new develop- 
ments in secret orders. 

Some years ago reports became current that s 
certain brother held membership with the Free- 
masons. When visited on the "report, he wonld 



or h y e t "I 118 " 18 ha<i ' eft tUe l0d S'- That, 

engthth u brother died, and a Maaon stated that 
he church could not catch their Masonic brother, 
their system was too complete, for whenever any 

wZld 10n ( ,T' d ari66 S8 t0 Ma bei "e » Maeon, he 
would withdraw from the lodge by taking out his 

suta'id'eA Wb u. ,h6 dmi ° f an6 " ici °° would 
aubs.de, he would hand back his demit, and renew 
his asaociations with the lodge. This brother did 
deceive the church, as he doubtless aimed to do, 
but his language, "leaving the lodge," was wel 
nnderatood by h>s ledge brethren, hence he did 
not deceive, them; and he ought to have known- 
if hedidnot-thathedid not deceive the Lord. 
But what wofnl deception-a low grade of hypoc- 
risy. When yen hear persons say, including breth- 
ren that they have left the lodge, tie f ac ts al- 
most universally are that they simply do not at- 
end the lodge. They respect their obligations to 
he lodge, hold their ledge principles; in fact, are 
lodge ruembsie. 

Pors,na uniting with secret orders, take upon 
■hem I .. obligation to "ever conceal and not re- 
vaal b meide workings of fhsir order. As a 
sampk, of their effort to evade the truth, and con- 
ceal tacts, I relate the following: While on the 
mission to Kentucky, we met a minister, a Mason 
with whom we fell into conversation on secrecy 
1 maue reference to the sad occm recce, related in 
my tract on secrecy, of the death of T. W John 
son, of Huntington, W. Va., of the M. B. churoh 
who, m taking the Royal Aroh Degree on the 
night of Jan. 10, 1890, fell while being lowered in 
a shaft, and from the injury died in a few hours. 
Ihia reverend Maaon denied the whole affair I 
told him that I copied it from the Cincinnati pa- 
pers, and that the matter was certified to by the 
officers of the Huntington lodge. The courts 
compelled the lodge to make a statement. He 

"° lJ - L " r.lM.1*. .,„- A.'.,.., ou<.<, moio uo»rr WQS a 

Rev. Mr. Johnson killed at Huntington, that to 
receive the Eojal Arch Degree the candidate was 
not lowered into a shaft or vault. 

Since that a Mason who was present in the 
Huntington lodge at the time of the death of 
Rev. Johnson related the occurrence to a Masonic 
friend of mine, now in business in onr town. He 
related the sad occurrence just as I quoted it. I 
have only to aay that the reverend gentleman I 
met in Kentucky was only true to his Masonic ob- 
ligations in denying everything jnst as he did. 
He was a loyal, true Mason, and I knew it. 
Hence the contradiction to me was no mystery. 
How shocking the foregoiDg, when we remember 
that " all Hate shall have their part in the lake 
that burnetii with tire and brimetone." Rev. 21: 



Snnday schools, or mnch will be lost for their 
welfare and that of sooiety. 

In many city Sunday schools ... o6 companies 
of children are seen, but in the preaching services 
the children are abaent. Children thus trained 
will not want much preaohiug when they get old- 
er. Here is one of the reasons why eo many 
young men and ladies are not helpers in the 
Lord s work. 

Two reasons may be aseigned for the absence 
of children during preaching services. 

1. Good fathers and mothers say the session is 
too long for them. They forget the long sessions 
of school five dayo out of the week. A wise an. 
penntendent can so conduct his school that no 
one need get tired in one position. 

2 We hear it said that the preaching is not 
aoch as the children can comprehend in the 
main. This may be true. But both of these ob- 
jec .onscanbe easily removed. A wise teacher 
will not forget the most needy of his pupils. 

Fragments of time can be made quite valuable 
to everjbody. It is said of Mr. Gladstone that he 
never wastes a moment of time. He always oar- 
r.es a little book of valne in his pocket. When 
leisure moments come, he improves tbem for the 
mind. How many moments are los>, each day in 
idleness, in evil meditations, in jesting, in joking, 
God only knows. 

Beatrice, Nebr. 



WOMAN'S TEMPER. 



No trait of oharacter is more valuable in a 
female than the possession of a sweet temper. 
Some can never be happy without it. It is like 
the flowers that spring up in our pathway, reviv- 
ing and cheering ns. Lat a man go home at 
night, wearied and ™i. i... «.,. i,-'- -«.^ 
ai» now soothing is a wor<J[dioftt«^ ^y - ,,„$ 

disposition. It is sunshine tailing upon his 
heart. He is happy and the cares of life are for- 
gotten. A sweet temper has a soothing influenoe 
over the minds of a whole family. Where it is 
found in the wife and mother, you observe kind- 
neaB and love predominating over the natural 
feelings of the heart. Smiles, kind words, and 
looks characterize the children, and peace and 
love have their dwellings there. Study, then, to 
acquire and retain a sweet temper. It is more 
valuable than gold; it captivates more than beau- 
ty, and to the close of life it retains its freshness 
and power. 



FRAGMENTARY GATHERIBGS. 



BY J. E. YOUNG. 



Number 1.— Jesus' lesson on Economy. 

"Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be 
io't." — John 6: 12. 

Hebe Jesus teaches the lesson that, in the midst 
of plenty and the Divine presenoe, we should 
take care of little things. 

Some one might have said, " Don't be cumbered 
with the fragments; here is Jesus. When we get 
hungry again he can rniracolonaly feed us." Je- 
sus gives a lesson of economy which many are 
slow to learn. 

Let U3 take a look at fragmentary collections. 
The material universe is composed of fragments 
of matter. The earth, our present abiding place, 
is comjojed of " little drops of water, iittle grains 
of sand." Tho children are the fragments of so- 
ciety. They must be gathered into schools and 



THE GOOD SAMARITAN. 

"ANDitoameto pass as a certain man jour- I 
neyed from the cradle to the grave, he fell among 
saloon-keepers, who robbed him of his money, 
mined his good name, destroyed his reaaon, and 
then kicked him out worse than dead. A mod- 
erate drinker camu that way, and when he saw 
him, he said: 'He ie bnt a dog,— they served him 
right. Let him die; he is bnt a curse to his 
family.' And also a license voter osme that way, 
and when he saw him he aaid: 'The brntel Put 
a ball and chain on his leg, and work him on the 
etreet.' And a teetotaler came that way, and 
when he saw him he took compassion on him, and 
raised him up, assisted him to his home, and 
ministered to hio wants and to the wants of his 
family; and started him on his journey in comfort 
and happiness. Whom, think you, was the great- 
er friend to humanity,— the saloon-keepers, the 
moderate drinker, the license voter, or the teeto- 
taler?" 

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Envy like the woim, never runs but to the fair- 
est fruit: like a cunning bloodhound, it singles ont 
the fattest deer in the flock." 



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THE GOSPEL MESSENGER. 



January 16, 1894. 



Missionary and Tract Work Departing!*. 



"Upon the Grit day ol the week, 
let eyery one ol yon lay by htm In 
Itore a. God hath prospered htm, 
that there be no Batherlng. when I 
pome," — ' Cor. io". s. 



*• Every man aa he purpo*etb In 
hll heart, 10 let Mm tf«. "01 
grudgingly or ol necessity, lor the 
Lord bveth a cheerlnl glytl."— * 
Cor. g: 7- 



■ OW MUCH SHALL W« •!»«' „.„,,._ 

" Eyery man vardlv u U, Mill,." " Ever, on^ «M »'**!f 

*Jd Mm ™ " Every man, ««.««« <•> *< />">>»"» ft. All *«* » '« 

ftve"; "For 1.7b... be first a life, »M. II I. .««, 

U,M a man hall,, and not according to that be hath nol 



Organization of Ilsslomrj SomultUi, 



Daniel Vaniman, Foreman, 
D. la, Mh-MR, Treasurer, 
G»a.lN B. Rover, Secretary, 



McPherson, Ktnr. 
Mt. MorrU, HI. 
Mr. Morris, Hi 



OrjanlzitioB of Book and Tract Work. 



S. W. Hoovkr, Foreman, 

S. Bock. Secretary and Treasurer, 



Dayton, Ohio 
Dayton, Ohtu 



0-AU donation. Intended lor Ml.elonary Wort should be sent to 
Galen B. Roybk, Mt. Morris, 111. 

,9-AU money lor Tract Work should be sent to S. Boer., Dayton. 
Ohio. _ „ 

»-Money may be sent by Money Order. Registered Letter, or D.a .. 
m Tw Vo" or CMC«0. Do not .end persona, check,, or draft, on In- 
terior towns, as It costs as cents to collect them. 

teT-Solleltor. are requested to l.llhlullj earn, out th. plan o Annual 
Meeting that all our member, be .elicited to contribute at least twice a 
■ear lor the Mission and Tract Work ol the Church. 

gar-Note, lor the Endowment Fund can be had by writing to the Sec- 
retary ol either Work. __ 

^^OBXM~AT THE SOUTH BEATRICE 
CHTJECH, NEBR. 



It had been arranged during iho Bummer to 
hold a short Bible term in the South Beatrice 
church during the last of December under the 
supervision of Bro. 8. Z. Sharp and Bro. Gilbert, 
of McPherson. 

At the appointed time a considerable number 

. ,. , a- '.„--! ti*art\A ill in PTlQ-firrQ 

in the work, and enjly the services. The regular 
attendance in the Normal work reached a hundred 
and upwards. 

The forenoon of each day was devoted to stnd- 
ies in the Old and New Testament world, conduct- 
ed by Bro. Sharp. 

The afternoon was devoted to studies in the 
four Gospels, and to Sunday school work. Each 
evening from six to seven was given to minister- 
ial meetings, whioh were much enjoyed and will 
doubtless prove helpful to those who felt the need 
of them. There waa also preaching each evening 
by brethren Sharp and Gilbert alternately. 

There was a deep interest manifested in the 
work from the beginning, and the interest p-nd at 
tendance also continued to increase until the 
close. 

Although the time was short,— a little over a 
wee k, — it was well used, and so utilized as to open 
before ministers and teachers the great possibili- 
ties within their reach, and the gv6at responsibili- 
ties that muBt attach. 

The lessons learned were nmoh enjoyed, but, 
better still, they will be long remembered, and the 
work, ao far as accomplished, was not only of 
greater soope, but mnoh more thorough than any- 
thing of the kind that has yet been attempted in 
our County. In these respects it measurably met 
the great present need of Bible students and 
teachers. All who were present enjoyed the work 
and the meetings, which were largely attendei io 
the evenings. 

The very kind reception of all from abroad, and 
the oordial hospitality of the Brethren of the 
South Beatrice ohurch will make the occasion a 
pleasing one in the memories of all who were 
present 

Bro. S. Z. Sharp is widely known thronjh Kan- 
sas and Nebraska as one of our leading education- 



al men, and, if poseible, we hope to receive his . 
valuable services to conduct a Bible Term of two 
weeks or more in the city of Beatrice possibly in 
the month of Decembar, 1894. This idea of car- 
rying the Bible Normal work right ont among the 
churches certainly has the advantage of reaching 
a larger number than could possibly be reaoied 
in a ny other «ay. J.B.Moore. 

«*-«~« ■ 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. 

Oob trip to this laud of fruits and nosers, in- 
cluding our return to native soil, was safely ac- 
complished. We bless God for his goodness and 
care. Our visit among the Lord's children and 
many kind friends there, was of a very pleasant 
and enjoyable character all the way through. 
Everywhere we were welcomed and hospitably en- 
tertained. While at Lordsbnrg we mt.de .our 
principal home with our dear aged and faithful 
veterans of the cross, Father and Mother Metzger. 
Their great love and zeal in the oanse of the Mas- 
ter whom they have so long and devotedly served, 
have not abated with age. ' ; They shall still bring 
forth frnit iu old age; they shall be fat and flour- 
ishing." Ps.92:14 By faith the golden shore is 
in sight— the orown almost won. 

Wo held a short series of meetings m the to- 
Vina and Lordsbnrg congregations. Good atten- 
tion wan given to the Word preached. There is a 
surplus of ministers located at Lordsbnrg. How- 
ever, all eeem to be zualoua in the work, moving 
out into new territory with regular preaching at 
several mission points. 

The District has an active Mission Board, com- 
posed of strong young minds alive to the needs or 
the work Brethren P. S. Myers and S. G. Lsh- 
mer, of Los Angeles, are doing much for the cause 
in that city. Arrangements were in progress oy 
these brethren and the Mission Board tor a 

U-- .- a -».« anneenirated fffort at tnae 

point in the near future. The osmpaign will, tor 
the moBt part, be conducted on the system adopt- 
ed by the Tract Work several years ago with very 
satisfactory results. FirBt, a liberal distribution 
of tracts, and house to house visits, followed by 
preaching. At present the meetings are held in 
a hired hall. Later on the Board pnrpose provid- 
ing a canvas tent in whioh daily publio services 
will be conducted. 

The Lordsbnrg College is a fine piece o! proper- 
ty. Its present use marka an imp rtant step in 
educational enterprise by the Brethren in South- 
ern California, The management deserve credit 
for their untiring efforts and much personal sacri- 
fice to make the tchool a succeeB. The educa- 
tional department is beiDg ably conducted by 
Prof, E. A Miller, and his co-workers at theheae'e 
of the several departments of the institution. 
The culinary department is in all respects first- 
class. A bountiful supply of substantial food, in 
considerable variety and of the beBt quality, in- 
cluding fruit, is served upon the tables. 

The grounds are beautifully ornamented with 
evergreen hedges and a variety of shrubs and 
flowers. Immediately in front of the college 
building, facing southward, is located a beautiful 
concrete basin or fount, with an abundant supply 
of fresh, running water. In this the Brethren 
baptize believers. 

The mission farm is situate d near Oovina, about 
eight miles west of Lordsbnrg and four or more 
south of the towns of Aznsa and Glendora, sta- 
tions on the Santa Fe railroad, from where ship- 
ments are made. It contains eighty acres; up- 
wards of sixty acres of it are in fruit, principally 
orange?. It has on it a commodious dwelling and 
other buildings, all in good condition. Bro. E 
G. Zng is in charge of the place, assisted by Bro. 
Samuel Overholtzer as counsellor, who also looks 



after shipments and receives collections on con- 
signments. I consider the property and manage- 
ment to be in good hands. 

The principal industry of Southern California 
is fruit growing, about equally divided between 
the citrus and the canning and drying varieties; 
the smaller part to nuts, cereals, vegetables and 
alfalfa. The iatt r is mown from five to seven 
times annually for hay. Orange shipments begin 
in December and oontinue until July. The ma- 
jor portion of the crop ripens in February, March 
and April. The Washington navel is now being 
more extensively planted than any other variety. 
It has proved to be the best for market, a great 
bearer, of large eiz, and excellent quality when 
felly ripe. Lemons are plucked, cured and mar- 
keted every month in the year. Eaisins anddried 
fruits form a considerable item in the commerce 
of this country. Further to the north there is 
less frnit, bnt more cereals are grown, the largest 
portion being wheat, 

In the Oovina district the orange crop is later 
maturing than those grown on more elevated 
lands, next the foot hills along the northern boun- 
dary of the valley. Here, the middle of Novem- 
ber already, the trees, their branches pendant with 
golden fiuit, present to the beholder a beautiful 
and interesting sight. 

Water is king in California. Honors, however, 
are not of royal blood, bnt descend to the subject 
by purchase and ' conveyance. The problem of 
supply sufficient to meet all needs is gradually be- 
ing developed into a science. Irrigated, the land 
beoomes immensely productive for fruits, vegeta- 
bles and alfalfa. Wheat and barleyiproduce large 
yields without other moisture than that supplied 
by the winter rains. Water is brought from the 
mountain regions and conveyed to-reservoirs, cis- 
terns, farms and dwellings, principally in iron 
pipes and cement ditches; in a smaller way, about 
iu. f a , ma 'hmrigV. wooden flumes or troughs^ 
The sapply is principally controlled by stock 
companies who sell and supply it to consumers. 

California is a prinoely country in many ways. 
However, all is not garnished with gold and sap- 
phire, nor is its prosperity all spontaneous. 
Brains, muscle and industry,— the basis of wealth, 
—need not go begging for honors. Taking all in 
all, comparing the advantages with the disadvan- 
tages, a beautiful summer land contrasted with 
the ever-changing conditions of the East, I con- 
clude that Southern California is a very desirable 
place in whioh to make one's home. 

S. W. Hoover. 
Dayion, Ohio. 



•»FSOM , THE , FIELD* 



Death of Elder Nathaniel Merrill, 



Eld. Nathaniel Meeeill was born April 3, 
1844, in Garrett Oonnty, Maryland, and died Nov. 
25, 1893, at his late residence in Greensburgh, 
Pa., after a lingering illness, from a complication 
of diseases contracted in the late war. When 
quits a vigorous young man he enlisted and 
served three years in the army, enduring many 
hardships, and thereby laying the foundation of 
his sixteen years of suffering. 

The war having closed he returned to his home, 
and in 1866 was united in marriage to Miss Louisa 
J. Bioeher, of his native County. They were 
blessed iu this union with eight children. Three 
preceded him into the mysterious future. His 
devoted wife, three sons and two daughters sur- 
vive him and mourn their loss. 

Within a month of his marriage, he, with his 
wife, was converted and united with the Breth- 



January 16, 1894. 



THE GOSPEL 



M 



reus churoh, mthe Cherry Grove oongregation 
Garrett County, Maryland. At once he was made 
deacon, and a week later he was elected minister 
m which capacity he labored for twenty-three 
years. He preached for his home chnrch nine 
years, and for the Elk Liok congregation a nnm- 
ber of years. His last charge was in Uniontown, 
Pa,, where he served one year. His health hav- 
ing failed, he was compelled to give np all busi- 
ness and at last sneenmb to the grim monster 
death. 

His ministry proved a blessing to the world 
and he was the means, in the hands of God, of 
bailding np a chnrch and congregation in West 
Virginia. He was a man who commanded the 
respeot and admiration of all whom he met He 
was kind and courteous, and of strong will, and 
heartily entered into his work. Although nnable 
to speak above a whisper for nearly two years he 
was fond of holding religious conversations with 
his friends, and showed marked farniliaritv with 
the Word of God. 

Hii last days were e pe nt in much suffering, yet 
he never murmured or coap.^j.u' His Family 
were faithful in their devotion to him, aad all 
that oonld be done was done for his comfort. 
Amidst his suffering, and even to the end of life 
his mind was clear and he freely conversed abont 
his death. He said that he knew heaven is a 
better place than earth, and he desired to depart 
and be with his Lord. His faith was unwavering 
and he calmly and peacefully closed his earthly 
career. 

The funeral servioes were held at his late resi- 
dence, on Maple Avenue, at 10 A. M , Ncv. 27. 
1893, The services were conduoted by Wm. F. 
Mnrry, of Stanffer, assisted by A. J. Me«k of 
Greensburgh, Pa., after which his remains were 
laid to rest in the St. Oiair Cemetery. 

(rreetisburgh, Pa. 
J ■■-•-■ ,,n - i 



ESSENGEIJ. 



39 



From Hound Mountain Church, Ark, 

Nov. 22, in company with Bro. Krouee, one of car 
deacons, we left for the Boston Moantain church, 
The same evening we bad preaching at. Brent, 
wood. The next morning Bro. Watts, another of 
our deacons, accompanied us, and that afternoon 
we arrived at Bro. Mongoid's, where we had two 
meetings, I have charge of this church. They 
have no officers here, so I had our deacons visit 
the members and on Saturday we had a chnrch 
oonncil, at which all were reported to be in love 
and union. The same evening we had a Ocmmun. 
ion. The order was good. Twelve members com. 
mnned. On Snnday after the forenoon meeting 
one made the good eoafeeeion. Several others 
were near the kingdom. I have heard since that 
another one is ready to bo baptized when I go 
there next time. 

That evening we had meeting sgain and on 
Monday we wended our way home, a distasca of 
at least forty miles, on horseback. Wife had been 
sick while wo were gone, bat was batter at the 
time of my return. I remained at home two days. 
Then, on Nov. 30, I left for Indian Territory. 
According to previous arrangement Eld. Geo. 
Barnhart, of Carthage, Mo., accompanied me. 
The same evening we arrived at GenEon, where 
we were met by Bra. M. M. Dawson, who, with 
his family, moved from our church this fall to 
that place. He conveyed us about four miles 
west in the territory to the place of meeting. We 
had meetings the same evening and held forth 
every evening for one week.. As our purpose in 
going there was, to organize a ohnrch, s council to 
that effeot was held Dso 2 Fifteen mem- 
bers were ready for organization. Ml agreed to 
maintain the rules of the Brethren chnrch, and 



live to that end. Bro. M. M Dawson was ad- 
vanned to the second degree of the ministry. 
Bro Allen Brickey was chosen to the first degree 
of the ministry, and Bro. James Kairns to the of. 
tae of deacon. These were all duly installed into 
their cmces. The chnrch was named Cameron. 
As it properly belongs to the Texas and In- 
than lerritory District, there was an nuderstanding 
between that District and the Southern Missouri 
and Arkansas District, that they might be at- 
tached to the latter for convenience. 

On Tuesday we baptized three, and held a Com- 
ran" ion in the evening. The order was good, but the 
weather was rather coo). Eighteen members, in 
all, were present. There were some who seemed 
to be almost persuaded, but put it off for a more 
convenient season. Eld. Barnhart did most of 
the preaching. The people oonducted themselves 
as well as anywhere else. The cry is for more 
preaching everywhere. We left there Dec. 7 for 
home. 

Upon arrival, we learned that sister Ida 
(Ohidnter) Murphy had passed into eternity that 
n and whs to be buried the next day, Dec. 
f B Ba abart '""■ requested to preach the 
fnneral. He then continued meet nga with us for 
one we. k On account of some sickness and bad, 
threatening weather w» closed onr meetings at 
that time. Daring that time we baptized two, and 
the members were inuob built up. Dec 15 Bro. 
Barnhart left for hie home. In a short lime I go 
ajain, the Lord willing, to Madison County, t > pro- 
claim the glad tidings. When it goes well with 
yon, remember one who is the only minister of 
the Brethren in Northwestern Arkansas. Oh, is 
there no one to come over into Macedonia? 

T „ „ , _ Samuel Wether, 

Wyman, Ark , Die 15, 

Some of the Happenings of Northern Indiana 

Tns love feasts are all over for this fall, the last 
being held ia the Bethel and Bock Run churches 
Nov. 16. These meetings have all been well at. 
tended. At r.number of them the room was not suf- 
'■■.. seoonuinodate ail the members, although 
the houses are quite large. This is an encourag- 
ing feature, showing thai the members are alive to 
their spiritual interests. 

Ia observing the ordinances of the house of 
God, and especially those connected with the 
Communion servics, it seems to mo we can make 
some improvement. I can see no reason why 
ministers should not talk on the suffering of 
Christ while the bread is being broken from mem- 
ber to member, and thus proclaim the suffering 
by preaching as well as by breaking bread. I also 
beUete it wotild be more appropriate to confine 
oai prayers to the subject before w ; if thanking 
the Lord for the sapper, let us confine our thanks- 
giving to that; and so o? the prayer for God'a 
blessing upon the snpper; and so of the bread and 



church, Kosciusko County, Ind., and continued un- 
til Deo. 10, when he oloaed with a full house and 
a very good interest. Eleven were baptized and 
the chnrch was muoh encouraged. 

We had a very pleasant love-feast Nov. 16. It 
was a feast to the soul. 

Sister Catharine Amsler departed this life Nov. 
13. She left good evidence of her acceptance 
with God. Funeral by Bro. H. Forney. Sister 
Amsler was a member of the Bethel chnrch. 

The writer left home on the night, of Nov. 22 
for Kansas, where he arrived on the 23d and be- 
gan a series of meetings in the Olathe chnrob, 
near Gardner. La Qrippe and stormy weather 
interfered with the meetings, but we had a pleas- 
ant meeting. God's children seemed to be mnoh 
encouraged; sinners were awakened and some de- 
cided for the Lord. W . B. Deeteb. 

From the Ephrata Churoh, Pa. 

Bno. Hiram Gibble, of White Oak, Pa., reoent- 
ly held a Beries of meetings at the Springville 
house, closing with one applicant for baptism. 

Deo. 16 Bro. S. E. Tnudt, from Mt. Morris, III. 
came to our churoh and held a series of meetings 
at the Brick meeting-house, continuing one week 

Dec. 24 Bro. S. E. Yuudt commenced a series 
of meetings in the Ephrata house. At the end of 
one week the meetings closed with three appli. 
cants for baptism. 

To-day, Jan. 1, Bro. Yundt left us and went to 
Litilz, Lancaster Co., Pa. To-night he commeno- 
es meetings in the Lititz house. While he was 
with us he preached in all eighteen sermons. 

Onr dear old older, Samuel Harley, is very siok 
and is hardly expected to live. Soon he will 
leave ua to go to the kingdom of heaven. We 
feel sad to part, but God'a will be done on earth 
as it is in heaven. 

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the eldership of Bro. 0. Bnclier! At present we 
have a good Sunday school and Bible class, and 
have also started a singing class under the lead- 
ership of Bro. S. W. Kulp. We also expect Bro. 
H. 0. Early to give us a series of meetings in 
February. J. B. Eoyeb. 

Ephrata, Pa , Jan 1. 



The man who keeps his feet in the tracks of 
Jesus will never get his heart and hend in the 
halls of sin. 



The Gospel jftessengen* 



cap. 

I remember being present at a love-feast where 
a very worthy brother e.dministered, and in his 
isa 1 , in his prayer he forgot to ask God's blessing 
upon the cup, but he remembered msny other 
things. This brother was not to be censured. It 
was sa oversight that wo are all liable to fall info, 
if not up on onr guard. Bat if we would confine 
our prayers more to the work wo are engaged in 
wo would not be so likely to fall into these mis- 
taken 

Many gay in reference to the supper, " We will 

eat this snpper in memory of the great supper in 

vug of the world." It would be better to 

say, " In anticipation of the great snpper," etc, 

Bat we arc digressing 

On the evening of Nov. 15 Bro. Geo. L. Stude- 
baker began a series of meetings in the Bethel 



Is th B recognized organ of the German Baptist or Brethren'! church, 
and advocates the form ol doctrine taught In the Now Testament and 
pleads (or a return to apostolic and primitive Christianity. 

It recognizes the New Testament as the only Infallible rule oi faith and 
practice, and maintains that Faith toward God, Repentance from dead 
works, Regeneration ol the heart and mind, baptism by Trine Immersion 
lor remission of sins unto the reception of the Holy Ghost by the laying 
on of hands, are the means of adoption Into the household of God,— the 
church militant. 

It also maintains that Feet-washing, as taught In John 13, both by ex- 
ample and command of Jesus, should be observed In the church. 

That the Lord's Supper, Instituted by Christ and as universally ob- 
served by the apostles and the early Christians, Is a full meal, and, fn 
connection with the Communion, should be taken In the evening or after 
thsclo3e of the day. 

That the Salutation of the Holy Kiss, or Kiss of Charity, Is binding 
upon the followers oi Christ. 

That War and Retaliation are contrary to the spirit and self-denying 
principles of the religion of Jesus Christ. 

That the principle of Plain Dressing and of Non-conformity to the 
world, as taught in the New Testament, should be observed by the fol- 
lowers of Christ. 

That the Scriptural duty of Anointing the Sick with Oil, in the Name 
oi the Lord, James s: 14. is binding upon all Christians. 

it also advocates the church's doty to support Missionary and Tract 
Work, thus giving to the Lord tor the spread of the Gospel and for the 
conversion of sinners. 

In short. It Is 3 vindicator of all that Christ and the apostles have en* 
joined upon us, and alms, amid the conflicting theories and discords of 
modem Christendom, to point out ground that all must concede to be In- 
fallibly safe. 



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THE GOSPEL MESSENGER 



January 16, 1894. 



The Gospel Messenger, 

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January 16, 18 



Last week we stated that there were three ap 
plioante for baptism at Philadelphia. Wo should 
have flaid six. 

Bbo. Isaiah Kairioh, we learn, commenced a 
series of meetings at the Bock Run chnroh, Ind., 

,a.L 1 * "!.,« R 



The Cottonwood church, Kans., is rejoioing over 
ten additions to their number, as a result of a 
meeting reoently held by the home ministers. 



Siuteb Saiuh E, Kefneb, who left ns in quite 
poor health some weeks aeo, now writes from 
Spadra, Oal., that her condition is greatly improv- 
ing in that genial clime. 



Bbo H. 0. Eablv closed his meetings at Ooy- 
inpton, Ohio, Deo. 27 with three additions. His 
preaching is said to have been able, fearless end 
practical, and did much in the way of moulding 
sentiment favorable to the Brotherhood. 

The Brethren of Johnstown, Pa , dedicated an- 
other meetinghouse Jan. 7. The house is at Ma- 
pie Grove, near Salix. This is the second houee 
built in that congregation. We are promised a 
report of the meetings at both houses later. 

7V 

Bbo. Daniel Rothenbebgeb writes that a se- 
ries of meetings at the Tippecanoe church, Ind., 
whioh commenced Dec 16 and closed Jan. 5, re- 
sulted in thirteen additions by confession and 
baptism, and four applicants yet to be baplizsd. 

On his way home from Lanark, Bro. I. N. H. 
Beahm stopped over one day with up. We great- 
ly regret that he could not remain loDger. His 
preaching at Lanark is very highly Bpoken of. 
He certainly did a good work there, as well as at 
Mt. Carroll. 

Otm meetings at the Chapel are progressing en- 
couragingly. Borne nights the large audience- 
room,°with the two adj lining rooms, is orowded 
to its utmost oapacity. The sermons are of a doc- 
trinal nature, and will be continued upon that 
line during the month, 

G 

(f We have this from Bro. 8. A. Blessing, of 
Kewauna, Ind.: "Dae. 26 Bro. D. P. Shively was 
oalled to tha Kewanna church to baptize six can- 
didates. Two of them made the good confession 
at the evening prayer meeting. The members 
feel very much encouraged." 

Writing from Germantown, Pa , Jan. 4, Bro. 
a. N. Falkenstein bbjb: " Two were baptized st 
the close of our meetings. There are those who 
seem to be ' almoBt persuaded,' It requires con- 
stant effort to hold the ground already gained. 
Pray for the consecration of the workers and the 
suocoss of the work." 



On his way from his home at McPheieon, 
Kami., to attend the meeting of the Mission 
Board, Bro. Daniel Vaminan stopped over laBt 
Sunday in Chicago and preaohed for the Brethren. 
He returned home by the way of Topeka, Kans. 
He is kept exceedingly busy preaching and look- 
ing after the interest of the Western sufferers. 



Bbo. D. L. Milleb leavea ns this week, ex- 
pecting to be absent, traveling and preaching 
among the churches until the middle of April. 
Hia programme is all arranged. He will visit 
points in Kansas, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania 
and Maryland. He goes from here to MePher- 
son, KanB., where he will remain till Jan. 30, 
then to Nappauee, Ind., till Feb. 11, thence to 
Huntingdon, Pa, He remains in that State till 
the first of April. His wife will accompany him. 



THE GEHEKAL MISSION BOARD. 



Bno. S. P. Milleb, of Roanoke, Va, recently 
closed a meeting in the Germantown ecngrega- 
tion, that State, with twenty-ono additions by con- 
fession and baptism, and two reclaimed. 



Bbo. Noah Fisheb, formerly of Perrysburg, 
Ind., may now be addressed at HnntiDgton, same 
State. He writes that the Brethren are in the 
midst of a very interesting meeting at Hunting- 
ton. 

Writing from Manvel, Texas, Bro. S. Correll 
says: "Bro. AntBey Pnterbaugh is egain able to 
take his turn in preaching. Bro. J. R. Leather- 
man has improved in health Binoe he came here. 
We now have six ministers living within three- 
fonrths of a mile of the chnrch, iuolnding, of 
course, those who are hero for their health." 



Last Monday evening a collection was taken 
up in the College Chapel and S20 00 raised for the 
the poor in Chicago. This makes $28.00 raised in 
this congregation for that purpose, within the lust 
few weeks. Thousands of people in that city are 
depending upon public charity for their daily 

food. 

Bbo. 8. W. Hoover has been with ns a few 
days. He was appointed last fall, to look after 
the interests of the California Mission Farm. He 
made a very full report of the condition and pros- 
pects of the property before the Missionary Com- 
mittee last Tuesday. Bro. Hoover is the man to 
send on that kind of business. His long experi- 
ence in that line enables him to look into and 
transaot business understanding^. 



Bbo. John Wolfe, of Liberty, 111., is in the hab- 
it of writing us one letter each year. We ore just 
in receipt of his letter for 1894. He is the only 
living child of Eld. Geo. Wolfe, who wbb the first 
brother baptized in Illinois. Bro. John is now 
quite old — not far from 84 — yet his health is gco:l, 
and he enjoys reading the Messengeb. A short 
letter from his pen will be found in this issue. 
We hope he will live long enough to write us 
many letters as the years go by. 



Speaking of Bro. Geo. E, Studebaker's work 
among the western sufferers, the Educator and 
Companion, McPherson, Kans., Bays: " Mr. Stnde- 
baker has delivered several car-loads of seed 
wheat himaelf, and he did the fair thing. He will 
leave home again on Friday of this week, with a 
large amount of clothing, which has been donat- 
ed. He will ship from this place 42,500 pounds 
of flour and 9,600 pounds of corn meal, which he 
purchased from the mill at this plaoe. He will go 
into the needy districts and remain to Eee that a 
fair distribution is made. The Mission Board of 
this chuich has arranged viih him to ep^nd a few 
months in the suffering districts, to preach for 
them, and see that they are provided with food 
aud raiment." 



The General Mission Board met in Mt. Morris 
last Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock, and remained 
in session during the entire day. All the old 
members were present, with Bro. 8. W. Hoover, 
of the Book and Traot Work, acting with the 
number. Bro. DaDiel Vaniman, the Foreman of 
the Boord, presided as usual. It is quite noticea- 
ble that the business of the Committee is steadily 
increasing. Other mission points, in addition 
to those now on hand, are coming up for con- 
sideration, and demand attention. 

At a former meeting it was decided to publish 
a missionary quarterly, to be known as the Mis- 
sionary Visitor. The publication is to be the 
same Bize as the Brethren's Sunday-school Quar- 
terly, and devoted wholly to the interest of the 
Missionary and Tract Work of the Brotherhood. 
Price, 25 cents per annum. The Mission Board 
is ready to reoeive subscriptions • a£_,»«iy ti J.C.- 
The list has already been started, and we hope 
to see it grow quite large. 

The report from the various mission posts 
shows that encouraging work is being done. Bro. 
A. I. Mow, of Arkansas, reports a good interest in 
his field, with seven additions by baptism since 
his laBt quarterly report. Bro. S. A. Honberger, 
of Louisiana, ifl, for the present, at Swearengin, 
Ala , where he has stirred up no little opposition, 
which causea the people to search the Scriptures 
with diligence. Reports were presented from 
other localities, showing that the work is moving 
forward. It also shows the necessity of placing 
in the field other workers who will consecrate 
themselves fully to the work. 

Nothing more can be done in the India mission 
under contemplation, nntil the missionaries rec- 
ommended, shall have been approved by the com- 
ing Annual Meeting. 

A minister, in good standing, well known to 
some of the membera of the Committee, has offered 
to spend five years in Australia as a missionary, 
at a cost o£ §300.00 to the Brotherhood. His 
proposition was accepted, and the Board decided 
to recommend him to the next Annual Meeting. 
We may, therefore, expect to soon have a mission- 
ary in far-away Australia. It should, however, be 
borne in mind that the English language is 
spoken in that country, and the missionary sent 
will be prepared to enter upon his work withont 
any more preparation than is required in this 
country. 

A proposition was also laid before the Commit- 
tee, having for its object the doing of more mis- 
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offered to pay $25 00 for each family of members 
permanently located in the South. The brother 
knows what the Sonth is, and seems determined 
to build np churches in that favored region. The 
Committee will hold the project under advise- 
ment till their next meeting. 

A proposition was also made to send the Mes- 
senger free to all those in the West who are re- 
ceiving aid from the Western Sufferers Fund. It 
is deemed wise to follow np the temporal aid, given 
to these poor people, with spiritual food, and it 
is thought that by placing the Messenger in each 
family for one year many of them may be properly 
enlightened and brought into the church. One 
brother has already placed S23 00 in the hands of 
the secretary of the Missionary Board for this 
purpose, and we are now ready to reoeive dona- 
tions, great and small, from others, that the paper 
may be placed in these suffering families. There 
are hundreds of them, and there is no telling how 
much good may be accomplished. For this pur* 
pose the pBper will cost but $1 00 per year. The 
brother who offered the $26 00 has given the fund 
a good start, and we hope to receive donations 
from hundreds of others. 

As a whole the meeting was full of interest and 
business, and Bhows that our work is growing, 
and that greater responsibilities are falling upon 
the shoulders of onr missionary workers. 



CAILS FOB HELP. 



Several months ago we stated that no call for 
money could be published in the Messenger, 
without first having the endorsement of the State 
Mission Board in the territory from which the 
call oomes. In harmony with this announcement 
we have published a few calls, for the purpose of 
iHtA>uring aid to build meetinghouses. The rnattor 
came before the General Mission Board last Tce:- 
day, and it was the sense of that Board that we had 
made a mistake in publishing these calls. The 
Board maintains that the Annual Meeting has 
adopted a plan, by which the Board is enabled to 
render proper assistance to poor congregations 
that may need assistance for the purpose of build- 
ing plain meetinghouses. 

The Board has already assisted in the building 
of about seventy houses, and will assist others as 
they are favored with the means, and think that 
when churches need aid in this respect they 
should call for it in the regular way, and not 
make calls through the pBper. We accept the 
judgment of the Board on this point, and it will 
now be understood that no more calls of this na- 
ture can appear in the Messenger. This calling 
for help through the Messenger has at times per- 
plexed us a good deal, for we receive many that 
are not published, knowing that if all were pub- 
lished very few would respond to any of them. 

When the poor need aid let them make their 
wants known to their home congregation. If 
their home congregation is not able to render the 
needed assistance let it call upon the adjoining 
congregations, and if necessary on the churches 
of the State District, but let no public appeals for 
help be offered for publication, only by the au- 
thority of the District itself. 



aided, the church would get along better. The mWs ,„ nM 
then stud, more, and this would mean better sermons and 
meetings, and a mote active membership. Our ministers are 
too modest to say anythln; about a matter of .his kind, and It 
seems to me that ministers visiting other congregations should 
make It a p,l„t to talk of such things. Some of our school 
teachers have adopted the plan of exchanging rooms l.r a 
half.hour talk on rules. You know a man can tell away 
from home what he would not dare say at home. You a, e In 
a position to encourage members to assist ministers, and mln- 
Isters to help each other In this way. N. E. Milx.br. 

It is our earnest desire to write and preach in 
a manner that will render all the assistance in this 
line possible. At different times we have ex- 
pressed ourselves on this subject quite freely. 
While some other denominations may have gone 
to one extreme in paying large salaries to their 
ministers, not a few of our congregations have 
drifted into another extreme, and rend' 



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EDITORIAL WANDERINGS IN THE OLD WORLD. 

Number 63. 



HELPING THE PREACHERS 



I attended church five miles northwest of town In a union 
house. Here the ministers are farmers and must give strict 
attention to their work, and as the result, church work is not 
so prosperous. I think that if the ministers were financially 



no as- 
sistance whatever to their ministers, however poor 
and deserviDg they may be. Wo believe in divid- 
ing up the bard in, and this can be done if there ia 
only a willingness upon the part of the momberB 
to do so. 

In the first plaoe, every minister should, by his 
general conduct, and by his preaohing in particu- 
lar, show himself worthy of receiving assistance. 
It is good for a minister to read much and study 
hard, but he should not stop here. His life, con- 
versation, dealings and general deportment should 
be that which becometh a truly conseorated min- 
ister. Then he should not neglect his family. 
He ought to be neither ashamed nor afraid to 
work. We have no sympathy for a lazy preacher. 
Any preacher who is in fair health can and ought 
to work. He can both work and study if he puts 
the will into it It is not work that kills preach- 
ers, but it is worry. Let them work hard, Btndy 
hard, and give no uncertain sound in their preaoh- 
ing. They should undertake no more preaching 
than they cao do right, then be Bure to practice 
what they preaoh. 

Preachers of this class need assistance, and the 
members should make ap effort to aid them to the 
fall extent of their needs. We do not mean that 
the preachers, who are in well-to-do circumstances, 
should receive special aid, but those who aro de- 
pendent upon their labor for support; those who 
are poor, and have families to provide for, most 
assuredly deserve assistance. It never did look 
right to us to see a poor minister work hard all 
week, then labor equally hard on Sunday, preach- 
ing to rich brethren who will not even so much 
aa give him a sack of flour once a year, when they 
know that his family is greatly in need of assist- 
ance. Let those who are able, render assistance to 
those who need and deserve it, and then our peo- 
ple will have better sermons, more of them, more 
oheerful preachers, and a far more active member- 
ship. Divide up the burden a little and let the 
poor, hard-working and deserving preacher have 
a chance. In our church we have hundreds 
of preachers who need no assistance. They 
are abundantly able to take care of themselves 
and preach the Gospel beBides. But on the other 
hand, we have scores who need aid, and some 
of them need it badly. Encouraging words are 
good in their place, but a preaoher and his family 
cannot live on encouragement alone; they need 
something more substantial, and we hope to see 
our people come to their assistance. They can if 
they will. The Lord has blessed the laity with 
abundance, and it is no more than justice that 
they should give of their temporal things to those 
who labor earnestly to feed them upon spiritual 
food. J- H. M. I j 



In our last letter we gave an account of our in- 
terview with the Patriarch of the Greek chnrch at 
Jerusalem. In this we give a brief historical 
sketoh of the ohurch with something of its teach- 
ings. 

As to numbers, wealth and influence, the Greek 
ohurch is muoh the strongest in Jerusalem, and 
in the last ten years there has been muoh aotivity 
in the old church. New churches have been 
built, notably those on the Mount of Olives, and 
lard about the city purchased; and this has been 
so wisely done that to-day the Greeks have a very 
strong hold in and about Jerusalem. The Eus- 
sian Government, the nominal head of the church 
in Rnssia, is back of the Greeks in Jerusalem, 
aud this gives them power and influence that they 
would not otherwise possess. The native mem- 
bers are mostly Arabs who speak the Arabio, and 
are but little in advanoe of the native Mohamme- 
dans in intelligence. The ministers speak mod- 
ern Greek, and come from the Greek islands. 
Many of them are well educated. 

The Greek, or more properly speaking the 
Eastern church, is the source of the Latin or 
WeBtern church, now known as the Roman Oath- 
olio. Christianity was established in the East, 
and the Scriptures were written in the Greek lan- 
guage. The first ohurch services were also con- 
ducted in that language. After Christianity was 
introduced into Rome and other parts of Earope, 
differences of opinion obtained between the East 
and the West. The East, always conservative 
and slow to change, clung to apostolio Christiani- 
ty long after it had been entirely abandoned by 

lUo Xiauluc. Iii tlivj W w l, ^1, u '. tu_- rt — .o-a fiira 

Patriarchs: the bishops of Jerusalem, Antiocb, 
Alexandria, Constantinople, art! Rome. After 
the division the Patriarch of Rome become the 
pope, and was held by the Roman church to have 
supreme power over all the churches as the 
representative of Christ. 

To the eastern mind the idea of a pope withA 
full ecclesiastical and plenary power was repng- 
nant. In the Greek chnrch the power was vested 
in the patriarchs and bishops, and the claim of 
the Bishop of Rome to the supreme control of all 
tbe churches was stoutly denied and repelled. 
In the East the pope was held as a heretic The 
division widened, and after the fifth century was 
strongly manifest in the councils. Then came ef- 
forts to reconcile the conflicting elements, bnt 
without success. At length, in 1064, Pope Leo 
IX excommunioated the whole Eastern church. 
The division had been complete before this, and 
the aotion of the Roman prelate may be regarded 
as a useless display of power. He excommunicat- 
ed those who for centuries did not hold to the 
Roman chnroh. After the action of Leo IX ef- 
forts were again made to unite the Roman and 
Greek churches, bnt failed. Among other points 
of differences was that of the procession of the 
Holy Ghost, the Greek church holding that it 
proceeds from the Father only, while the Romans 
taught that the Holy Spirit " proceeds from the 
Father and the Son." 

The Patriarch of Jerusalem has control over 
Syria, the country east of the Jordan known as 
Petra, and the Sinaitic Peninsula. Within his 
arisdiction there are seven arch-bishops located 



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as follows: Oesarea, Scytbopolis, Petra, Ptolema- 
>s, Sinai, Shechem and Samaria. 

The orthodox Greek ohurch teaches that Chris- 
tianity is a divine revelation given to the world 
by Christ; the Bible contains its saving trntb, 
having been written through the infl nence of the 
Holy Ghost. The church interprets the Scrip- 
tures, but every believer should read them. Tra- 
dition is also held to be binding on the ohnroh. 

God is a trinity, the Divine essence existing in 
three persons equal in nature and dignity, the 
Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost; the Holy 
Ghost prooeeds from the Father only. 

Man was created with immortality, perfect wis- 
dom, and a will regulated by reason. Through 
the first sin Adam and his posterity lost immor- 
tality and his will received a bias toward evil. In 
this natural state man, who even before he actual- 
ly sins i» a sinner before God by original or in- 
herited sin, commits many transgressions; but is 
not ontirely without power of will toward good, 
and is not always doing evil. 

Christ, the Son of God, became man in two na- 
tures, which, inseparably united, make One Per- 
son, and, according to the eternal purpose of God, 
has obtained reconciliation with God, and eternal 
life. Christ by bis vicarious suffering has made 
satisfaction to God for the world'B sins, and this 
satisfaction was perfectly commensurate with the 
sinB of the world. Man is made a partaker of the 
reconciliation in the spiritual regeneration which 
he attains to, being led and kept by the Holy 
Ghost. This divine help iB offered to all men 
without distinction, and may be rejeoted. In or- 
der to attain to ealvation, man is justified, and 
when so justified, oan do no more than the 
commands of God, He may fall from a state of 
graoe through mortal sin. 

Regeneration is offered by the Word of God 
'Nairn in toe sacraments, which under visible signs 
communicate God's invisible grace to Christians. 
Baptism entirely destroys original sin, In the 
bread aud wine of the Communion the body and 
blood of Christ are substantially present, and all 
Christians should receive them. The new birth, 
when lost, may be restored through repentance. 

The Ohurch of Christ is the fellowship of all 
thoBe who accept and profeBS all the articles of 
faith transmitted by the apostles and approved by 
the General Synods. Without this visible ohurch 
there is no salvation. It is under the abiding in- 
fluence of the Holy Ghost, and therefore cannot 
err in matters of faith. Specially appointed per- 
sons are necessary in the church, and they form a 
threefold order, distinct from other Christians, of 
bishops, priests and deacons. The four patri- 
archs, of equal dignity, have the highest rank 
among the bishops, and the bishops united in a 
General Council, represent the church, and infal- 
libly decide, under the guidance of the Holy 
Ghost, all matters of faith and ecclesiastical life. 
All ministers of Christ mnat be regularly called 
and appointed to their office, and are oonseorated 
by the sacrament of ordeiB. Bishops must be un- 
married, and ministers aud deacons must not mar- 
ry the second time. To all ministers in common 
belongs, besides the preaohing of the Word, the 
administration of the six Sacraments, — Baptism, 
Confirmation, Penance, Euohariat, Matrimony, 
Anointing the Sick with Oil. The bishops Rlone 
oan administer the Sacrament of Orders, i. e., lay- 
ing on of handa and ordaining ministers. Monks 
are alone eligible for election as tishops, and 
from the bishops the patriarchs are selected.* 
•"Encyclopedia Brltannlca," under " Greek Church," p. 159, 



The nun.ber of adherents to the Greek church 
can be given only approximately. This iB dne to 
the fact that a correct census is never taken 
among eastern peoples. The following figures 
will be found not far from correct: 

Russia, Including Poland, Siberia and the Cauca- 
sus 58.°°°,°°° 

Turkey, 10.000,000 

Austria 3000,000 

Roumanla 4,5'9,°oo 

-Servla, Montenegro, Greece 2,785,000 

Allother countries, 1 0,492,000 

Total 88,806,000 

In round numbers it may be stated that there 
are now ninety million adherents to the Greek 
church, more than half of whom are to be found 
in Russia. While there is much formalism about 
these people, and while they have permitted many 
innovations to creep into their ohnrob, they still 
cling with considerable tenacity to many of the 
apostolic practioes. D- L M. 



Notes from Our Correspondents. 



•' As cold water to a thirsty soul, so Is good news Irom a tar country. 1 

«OCO=«DCCCOCCCCO0OCCO02CCCC300OSO=CCO: 

English Prairie, lad.— We held our quarterly coun- 
cil on Saturday, Dec. 30. The attendance of the 
members was fair, and the business which csme 
before the meeting was disposed of in harmony 
Several certificates were granted to members who 
have gone to other arms of the Brotherhood. We 
expect to have a protracted meeting, perhaps in 
February next, if the Lord will.— John Long, 
Jan. 1. 

Garden drove, la.— Dec. 9 Bro. J. D. Hanghtelin, 
of Guthrie County, Iowa , commenced a series of 
meetings, which he continued each night except 
one, till the night of Dec. 17. On account of 
rough roads the attendance was not large most of 
the time, but we had a good series of sermons. 
There were no accesBlonB, yet we hope that the 
good seed sown will not be lost. — Jemima Kob, 
Dec. 18. 



Palestine Chnrch, Ohio.— Bro. A. G. Orosewhite, 
of Preble County, Ohio, came to our place Dec. 
14 and began a series of meetings at Jefferson, 
in the southeastern part of our district. He 
preached nineteen sermons. We had a good 
meeting and the best of order. Four precious 
souls made the good oonfession and weie baptized. 
Many were the good impressions made. — Daniel 
Bavsman, Baker, Ohio, Dec. 28. 

Abilene, Eans. — This church has just dosed a two 
weeks' series of meetings. On Christinas Day, at 
Navarre, we had good meetings and good atten- 
dance. The most of the time the meetings were 
conducted by the home ministers. We had some 
help from the Chapman churoh. Daniel Dear- 
dorff, from Reno County, Kane., was with us on 
Christmas Day. We had no additions, but we 
think there were lasting impressions made. 
Some are oonnting the cob! We are holding 
meetings in the west part of our district at 
present. — T. W. Davis, 

Des Urines Valley Ohurch, Iowa.— Dec. 22 we closed 
a short series of meetings at the Nicodemue 
sohoolhouse, one of our outposts, oonducted by the 
homo preachers. The best of interest prevailed 
during the meetings, but, owing to circum- 
stances over which we had no control, we thought 
best to olose. Two precious souls oame out on 
the Lord's side, and on Sunday, the 24th, were 
buried with Christ in baptism. So again we are 
reminded that we need not sit down and wait for 
a strange preacher to preaoh for us. If we go to 
work in earnest, the Lord will bless our labors. — 
A. W. Bawbaker, Elkhart, Iowa, Deo. 27. 



How Baltimore, Ohio.— Deo. 16 Bro. Edward Loo- 
mis commenced a series of meetings at the Lake 
house and dosed last evening. He labored very 
hard while here, and towards the last of the week 
a good interest was worked up; but on account of 
arrangements previously made by us these meet- 
ings had to close last evening. TeBterday we 
were made to rejoice to see one added to the chil- 
dren of God. — A. Brumbaugh, Dec. 25, 

North Manchester, Intl — The Bible term of ten days 
whioh closed here on Saturday, Dec. 30, proved 
a grand success. The dass numbered sixty-five 
attendants or over, and the best of interest was 
manifested. The night meetings, conducted by 
brethren Young, Eby and Hollinger, were quite 
interesting and instructive. The attendance and 
attention were good. Four precious souls united 
with the ohurch by baptism.— D. C. Cripe, Jan. 1. 

Beech Brove Chnrch, Ind. — On Dec. 9 Bro. Jacob 
W. Rarick, of Royerton, Delaware Co., Ind , came 
to us and commenoed meetings the Bsme evening, 
preaohing each evening and holding Bome day 
meetings. Four dear souls came forward and 
gave themselves to Christ, two of them the chil- 
dren of the writer, one a hired servant, and one 
the daughter of our elder. Bro. Rarick preaohed 
fifteen soul-stirring sermons. — Luther Bedel, 
Dec. 24. 

English Bivor Chnrch, Keoknk Co., Iowa.— Bro." M. T. 
Baer came to ns Nov. 2. He preaohed in our 
ohurch in North English until Nov. 23, when he 
came to our house near South English. He 
preached there until Dec. 19. Three dear young 
souls reBolved to forsake Bin and were baptized 
in the name of the Lord. Although there were 
only a few accessions, eternity only will 'tell how 
much good wbb done.— S. F. Niswander, South 
English, Iowa. 

Oircleville, 111.— On Saturday evening, Deo. 16, 
Bro. James Wirt, of Yi/rleri, 111, ,came to si>= at 
our regular meeting. After filling his appoint- 
ment he oontinued the meetings up to Thursday 
night with unusual interest. The last evening 
was very impressive. Several in the community 
are very seriously impressed. We wish that he 
could have remained about a week longer. Much 
good might have been done had he continued 
longer.— R. O. Wright, Tallula, III., Dec. 22. 

Eglon, W. Va. — Our home preachers began a Beries 
of meetings at Maple Spring, Dec. 23, and cloBed 
on the 31st. The t rethren preached ten sermons 
and baptized one, — a middle-aged man who had 
been rained a Catholic. His companion has been 
a member of the Brethren church for some time. 
We had a very good meeting. Some of the breth- 
ren and sisterB considered it one of the best meet- 
ings they ever attended. Many were almost per- 
suaded to become Christians. — Rachel Weimer. 



Ollie, Iowa.— Eld. George D. Zollerc, of Mt. Oar- 
roll, 111, came to us to hold a series of meetings. 
The meetings commenced Dec. 9, and continued 
until Jan. 1. On Saturday, Dec. 16, was the reg- 
ular time for our quarterly council. All business 
was pleasantly disposed of. Three were received 
into the church by letter. At our previous coun- 
cil two were received by letter. Our brother, who 
was ohosen to the deacon's offise at our love-feast 
in October, excepted the position, and was duly 
installed into the office. We also re-organized our 
Sunday school. Bro. F. H. Heilman was elected 
Superintendent. We have an evergreen school, 
and find the winter months the best time for study. 
We would say concerning our meetings that we 
never enjoyed better meetings, and both saint 
and sinner received their dne portion. One pre- 
cious soul accepted Christ and was buried with 
him in baptism.— Mary Heilman, Jan. 2. 



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Bock Bno, Ind. — Bro Hiram Forney cerne to re 
Dec. 9, and held a three weeks' eerieB of meetings 
at Foreet Grove, He does not shnn to declare 
the Truth. We had five accessions to the 
churoh, — all young. — Ben. Bazell, Jan. 2. 

Codorns, Pa. — In the list of donations to western 
sufferers, instead of Codorus say " Upper Codor- 
us." Codorus is the name of our neighbor 
church, and Bro. Vaniman gave her the credit for 
the $13, instead of giving it as stated above. — 
Aaron Baugher, Jan. 1. 

Antietam, Pa. — Bro. Heiple, of Liganore, came to 
the Welty meetinghouse Dec. 25, and preached 
eight soui-oheering sermons. The congregations 
were not so large, owing to sickness prevailing. 
There were no additions. The members were 
much encouraged and built up in the holy 
cause. — O. M. Newcomer, Ringgold, Md, Jan. 1 

IBartin Creek, 111. — Bro. John H. Baker, from the 
Woodland church, 111 , came to us Nov. 11, and 
commenced a series of meetings Nov. 12, and la- 
bored earnestly for the cause of the Master. Onr 
love-feast was held Nov. 17. Two sisters were 
baptized on the day of the feast ; others were al- 
most persuaded. Bro. Baker continued the meet- 
ings until Nov. 21, when they closed. Five were 
added to the ohuroh during the past year, — Sarah 
A. Eichenberg, Jeffersonville, 111, Jan 1. 

Cottonwood, Kans.— The members of this ohurch 
feel very much encouraged and greatly built up. 
We had a short series of meetings during the 
Holidays, commencing on Sunday night, Dec. 24, 
and closing Sunday night, Dec. 31. The meet- 
ings were oonducted by our home ministers, — 
brethren George Weddle and Lewis Flack,— as- 
sisted by Bro. Benjamin Hylton, of Missouri. 
Ten dear souls united with the ohuroh by bap- 
tism, and others are almost persuaded. — Hilah S. 
Clark, Dunlap, Kant., Jan. 1. 

Sfotwood, CLio.— In No. 1, 1394, the Lower Still- 
water church is credited with a donation of S110 
to western sufferers. It should be " members and 
friends," etc. In collecting we sent a brother who 
selected a friend to assist. They solicited from 
all they met, telling them it was to assist all 
needy of whatever faith. Credit to whom credit 
is dne. The way it appeared in the report some 
might think the ohuroh to be getting credit for 



the whole sum, while part of it was contributed 
by those not members.— L. A. Bookaalter, Jan. 1. 

Hew Freedom, Pa.— Bro. Orville T. Long, from 
Abbottstown, Pa., came to the New Freedom 
church Dec. 13, and staid till Dec. 24, He 
preached fourteen instructive sermons, including 
one funeral. He made many warm friends while 
with us. The attendance was not so large at the 
beginning, owing to the bad weather, bnt later on 
we had large congregations. The best of order 
prevailed, and the best of attention was paid to 
the Word preached. Four were admitted to the 
church by baptiBm.— W. B. Sweitzer, Jan. 1. 

Lower Stillwater, Ohio.— Saturday evening, Dee. 
16, Bro. I. B. Trout, of New Carlisle, Ohio, came 
to our Upper house and began meetings. They 
continued with increasing interest for one week, 
when sickness suddenly attacked our dear brother. 
The meetings were continued by the home minis- 
try, the burden of the work mostly falling on 
Bro. Wm. Bowser, yesterday one was baptized 
and others we know are seriously considering. 
The meetings closed last night, Jan. 7. We ex- 
peot Bro. Samuel Horning, of New Lebanon, 
Ohio, to begin meetings in Lower house. " Pray 
ye the Lord of the harvest that more laborers be 
sent into the field."— L, A. Bookaalter, Trotwood, 
Ohio, Jan. 1. 



Lower Slanil, Ohio.— We met in council Dec. 2i 
for the election of officers. Oar esteemed young 
brother, Jesse Garst, was elected to the cffic9 of 
deacon. He and his companion were duly in- 
stalled. In a former communication I should 
have said Bro. Daniel Bock officiated at our love- 
feast, instead of Bro. A. G. Orosswhite. Both of 
these brethren were present. — Barbara A. Qeiger, 
Jan. 1. 

West Manchester, Ohio. — We oommenced a series 
of meetings at the Price's Creek church Dec. 9 
and continued until the evening of Dec, 25. Bro 
Silas Gilbert did his part well, and gave us twen- 
ty-nine good lessons. The memberB were en 
couraged and sinners were made to see their con- 
dition. Two made the good confession and were 
baptized. Others seem near the kingdom. — Jo- 
seph Longanccker. 

tellow Biver, Ind. — We have just closed an interest- 
ing Beries of meetings. Bro. Alex Miller, of Nap- 
panee, Ind , came to us Dec. 10, and remained nxt- 
til the 28th. Two young sisters came out on the 
Lord's side and were received by baptism. How 
pleasant to see the people come to theFountaiu of 
Life in their youth! The members were much 
enconrsged by Bro. Miller's talks. Bro. Miller 
has gone to other fields of labor. — John E Joseph, 
Bourbon, Ind. Jan. 1. 

Horth Horrill, Kans.— Bro. J. S. Mohler, onr elder, 
assisted by the reEt of the home ministers, com- 
menced a series of meetings in a River Brethren 
church, near here, Dec. 16, continuing two weeks. 
The meetings resulted in much encouragement to 
the chnrob. SBven precious souls were persuad- 
ed to put on Christ in baptism. Surely it was a 
feast for the soul. We should not feel that home 
efforts are without their rewards.— T. A, Eisen 
Use, Broun County, Kans., Jan. 1. 

Hills Siding, Iowa.— Bro. John Oakerice, of Mar- 
shall County, came to us Deo. 17, and preached 
eleven sermons. One was baptized aud others 
were almost rendy to enter. Onr field is large 
and onr membership scattered. We greatly need 
more ministerial help. Will not some one come 
to our assistance? Many calls must go unheeded. 
We have a variety of land,— timber, pine and 
prairie. Any one wishing to correspond, can do 
so by addressing the undersigned, or D. J. Ber- 
Sharon Centre, Johnson Co, Iowa. — J. C. 
Seiberl, Dec 30. 



Cerro Bordo, 111— Onr series of meetings, con- 
ducted by Bro. L. T. Holoinger, dosed wiih the 
laBt evening of the old year. Thirty-two, in all, 
were baptized and five restored. Onr quarterly 
council on New Year's Day was qaite well attend- 
ed and everything that come before the meeting 
was disposed of satisfactorily. Five members 
were received by letter. We will have a Sunday 
school meeting on the evenings of Feb. 12 and 13. 
Feb. 13 and 14 will be the time of our Ministerial 
Meeting. Feb. 15 to 25 onr Bible school will con- 
vene. — Wm. Landis, Jan. 2. 

Lingleville, Texas— After a silence of several 
yearB I will write again. We are still trying to 
contend for the faith once delivered to the saints, 
but, like Paul, we sometimes feel weak. There 
are still only six members here. We were much 
pleased to have Bro. Molsbee with us ten days 
during the past summer. His ' preaching did 
much good, and I have reasons to believe that 
some were not far from the church at the close of 
the meetings. Oh that we had some able minis- 
ter to locate with ns, for when a brother preaches 
and gets up a good interest, it is so long be- 



Bocklngham, Bo —Bro. Allen A. Oberlin preached 
for us at the Rockingham church during the Hol- 
idays until Sunday, Dec. 31, when he left for Glen 
Carbon, 111., where he is teaching school. Bro. 
Oberlin is an earnest worker. We wore sorry he 
could not stay longer. — J. H- Shirky, Jan. 1. 

Baxwell, Iowa. — Oa-* elder, S. M Gonghnour, gave 
us an agreeable surprise last Sunday by dropping 
in unexpectedly and preaching for us. We are 
glad our elder ia arranging matters so that he can 
be with ns ofteuer. His health also seems to be 
improving. For all of this we thank God and 
take oourage.— O. W. Gibson. 

Storling, Ohio. — The Chippewa congregation held 
a two weeks' series of meetings (assisted by Bro. 
J. l'\ Oaylor) closing on the evening of the 24th, 
at the East house. The members were much 
built np, and seven dear souls were made willing 
to forsake siu. Mnny more felt the need of a 
8avi< r, but put it off nntil another time.— Jamrs 
Murray, Dec. 26, 

Boone, Ohio.— On tho evening of Deo. 1 Bro. W. 
L. D stenberg and wife came to labor with us iu 
a serios of meetings. We continued these meet- 
ings until tho evening of the 19th. There was 
good interest a'jd attendance. Our dear yonog 
brother fnilhfully expounded the GoBpel. The 
gor>d seed was sown and we trust the Lord for 
the harvest.— Maggie A. Dickey, Alrada, O. 

Lick Creek, Ohio— The Brethren of the Liok Creek 
church, William? Oonnty, Ohio, held their quar- 
terly oonnoil to-day. Everythingpassedoffpleas- 
antly. The church is in peace and union. We 
will begin a series of meetings on the evening of 
Jan. 11, We expect Bro. E. Loomis to be with 
ns on the 16tli and continue for several weeks or 
longer. I will report the success of the meeting 
later on. We also deoided to have some new 
hymnals in the ohuroh, in order to improve our 
singing.— M. J. Bosserman, Williams Centre, 
Ohio, Tim So 

Beaver Creek, Va.— Bro. S. A. Sanger came to the 
Beaver Creek congregation at the SangerBville 
church house the night of Dec 15 and continued 
meetings until the 29 th, preaching iu all nineteen 
sermons, mnch to the edification of all. One 
young sister mode the good confeeBion by bap- 
tism. Three others made application, but having 
boen vaccinated on account of the emall-pox t x- 
citement, they did not trust to go into the water 
with sore arms. Others, we think, are counting 
the cost— A. A. Miller, Sangersville, Va, Deo. 29, 

Eagle Creek, Ohio.— Bro. J. H. Miller, of GcBhen, 
Ind., came to us Dec. 9, and remained until the 
27th, preaching, in all, twenty-five sermons. He 
also held one children's meeting. As an immedi- 
ate result of the meetings five were received by 
baptism, two reclaimed, and the chuich much 
strengthened. May the Lord bless onr dear 
brother in his labors of love among the churches, 
and may our Good Father also bless hie sorely- 
afflicted companion, who ia willing, for JeeuV 
sake, to stay at homo and let her husband go snd 
preach.— J. B. Spacht, Dec. 31. 

HansJeld, Ohio.— I am this far on my to Ashland, 
Ohio to attend the funeral of father Moherman, 
who deported this life Monday night. I was 
obliged to temporarily close quite an interesting 
meeting iu our home church, four miles from Elk- 
hart Ind. Five had been baptized and others 
will be on our return. We hope that 1894 may 
be crowned with many sonls for heaven all over 
our beloved Brotherhood. I feel that I am los- 
ing much by not being at your Bible Term,^ a* I 
had wished to do. 



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will think of this— Mamie Hall. 



I D. Parker, Jan. 3. 



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THE GOSPEL MESSENGER. 



January 16, 1894. 



4 Correclion.— In Messenqeb No. 1, page 6, un- 
der heading o£ " Western Sufferers," the *5 cred- 
ited to my name should be credited to Yellow 
River church, loi.-John Joseph, Bourbon, Ind. 

Lone Star, Kans.-Bro. Geo. Stryoker, of Pea- 
body, preaohed three interesting aermona to the 
people of this community Saturday and Sunday, 
Deo. 29 and 30. We had a large attendance and 
the beat of attention. We hope he may be with 
ue often.— Laura Thomas, Jan, 4. 

Walnut OharDh, Ind.— We met in quarterly coun- 
cil Dec. 16. All buBineaa waa diapoaed of in har- 
mony. On the evening of Dec. 16, Bro. Daniel P. 
Shively, of Peru, Ind., commenced a aeriea of 
meetings at this place and oontinued until the 
evening of Jan. 2, preaching in all twenty-one aer- 
mona. Five dear soula were received into the 
church bv baptism. Others were made to feel the 
need of 'a Savior.-D. W. Wolf, Argos, Ind., 
Jan. 5. 

Prairie View, Hans.— Brethren G. W. Armentrout 
and Homer Ullom began a Beriea of meetinga 
Dec. 16, continuing until Dec. 27. It waa much 
appreciated by ns all. Three dear souls made the 
good choice and were reoeived by baptism. We 
believe there are othera that are deeply concerned. 
May they not put it off too long, ia our prayer I 
Our meetinga were well attended. We had the 
beat of order, and very fine weather. The intereBt 
waa good. Our quarterly oounoil waB held Dec. 
30.— Ida M. Hudson, Jan. 2. 

Beavor Run, W. Va.— The home brethren began a 
aeriea of meetinga at the Page aohool-honae Dec. 
17, and continued till the night of the 26th. That 
night five applicants were baptized, and there are 
others to be baptized before long. This point is 
about three mileB from the churoh, and is not 
conveniently accessible to it. A deep interest 
was manifested in the meeting, and we trust the 
results will be far-reaching. Next Sunday night 
, w will bt B iu u aeries ot meetings at another 
achool-houBe, about the aame dietance from the 
church.— Geo. S. Arnold, Burlingion, W. Va., 
Jan. 2. 

King William, 0. H., Va.— We, a little band of thir- 
teen, engaged in a love-feast Dec, 21, at the home 
of Bro. 0. Royer. Our feast was conducted by 
Bro. B. F. Garber, our resident minister. We had 
indeed great cause to thank God for the privileges 
he permitted ub to enjoy. Some surrounded the 
Lord's table who had never done bo before. The 
occasion was witnessed by some who, perhaps, had 
never even heard of it before. Our brother talked 
earnestly to ub and admonished us all to live a 
holy life. We feel spiritually benefited by his 
discourse, and realize the fact that God's Holy 
Spirit Burely was with onr little band.— C. Tempie 
Sauble. 

loacow Chnrch, Idaho.— Our regular preaching 
day here ie the third Sunday of the month, but 
yesterday being the fifth Sunday, Bro. Gwinn 
was with us, and preaohed a good sermon. One 
dear soul came out on the Lord's side. In the 
afternoon we went to Bro. King's, about one and 
one-half miles from town, where the applicant 
was buried with Christ in baptiam. We would 
be pleased to aee her huaband chooBe that good 
part alao. How good it ia to Btart in on the New 
Year for Ohriatl I wonder how many there are 
who will make this New Year the commencement 
of a new chapter in life's hietory ? We elected 
officers and teachers, — a week ago yesterday, — 
for onr Sunday school for the first six months of 
1894. Our rule ia to elect officers every six 
montha. Next Saturday will be our regular 
quarterly oouncil-meeting. — J. V. <?. Stiverson, 
Moscow, Idaho, Jan. 1. 



Pnrcnase Line, Pa.— Bro. J. H. Beer, of the Hock- 
ton chnrch, commenced preaohing in the Purchaae 
Line churchhonae. He preaohed, in all, twenty- 
three plain, comprehenaive aermons to apprecia- 
tive audiences. Three came out on the Lord's 
side and were baptized. Sickness and bad roads 
kept some away.— Lizzie Fyock. 

Bogadore, Ohio — Last night we closed a aerieB of 
meetings in the Springfield ohnroh. Eld. F. B. 
Weimer, of Sterling, Ohio, delivered twenty able 
diBcourses. The members were very much bnilt 
np and encouraged in their Ohriatian life. One 
worthy brother, who had wandered away about 
twenty years ago, wbb reinetated into the fold. 
During the meetings we had large and attentive 
congregations. Onr elder, David Young, was 
indisposed with La Grippe, ao that he oould only 
attend two of the meetings. On Christmas even- 
ing, bs sister Luiz was on her way home from 
meeting, she fell from their buggy and broke both 
arms. She is doing as well as oan be expected.— 
Jacob Mishler, Jan. 2. 

Oonealoga, Pa.— We met in quarterly counoil Deo. 
26. The many subjects that were brought forward 
were nicely adjusted. At different timeB the 
caring for the aged poor and feeble was brought 
into question, and we felt like suggesting the 
need of an Old Folks' Home in the Eastern Dis- 
trict of Pennsylvania. If this were done, the 
time that is oonsumed in consulting and debating 
over the proper course to pursue in caring for 
these dependent ones, might be otherwise em- 
ployed. We note with pleasure the application 
of a dear young soul for church membership. 
The meetings, held in the Earlville chnrch, closed 
Dec. 17. Although we were unable to attend 
regularly, we learned that Bro. Frank CaBsel, of 
the Hatfield church, Montgomery Co, Pa, in a 
week's meetingB there, expounded much solid 
Truth, and that a good interest prevailed.— Linzie 
Myer, Bareville, Pa. 

ualva, lowa.— Elder Geo. Oripe, from Oerro Gor- 
do, 111., commenoed a series of meetinga at this 
place Dec. 15, and continued nntil the evening of 
Dec. 25 He preached fourteen soul-cheering 
sermons. Though there were no aooesaions to 
the church, yet the brethren and sisters were 
much revived, and reoeived mnoh spiritual 
strength. A very good impression waa left, and 
we expect our brother baok in the near future, 
when we hope to have some increase. We have 
the Methodist Episcopal and the Christian ohurch 
to contend with here, but we find that some of 
their members are almost persuaded to obey the 
whole Truth. We are an isolated little band here 
with only a deacon in charge. Our elder, who 
had the oversight, lives about thirty-five miles 
away, and we are often left without preaching, 
bnt hope the time will aoon come when we can 
have regular preaching. — E. Miller, Jan. 5. 

Liberty, HI.— Nov. 11 Bro. G. W. Oripe, of Oerro 
Gordo, came to ns and commenced meetings that 
evening and continued the meetings until the 
18th, when we held our love-feast, which was a 
feast indeed. The honae was filled to its utmost 
and acarcely a whisper was uttered during the 
service. Our brother preached the next day, Sun- 
day, and Sunday night, to full houses. Bro. 
David Troxel, alao of Oerro Gordo, came to ub on 
Friday before the feast. He and Bro. Oripe went 
home with Bro. H. W. Striokler on Monday, to 
set in order some things that were lacking. On 
Wednesday, Dec. 22, they went home. On Thurs- 
day, Dec. 30, Bro. Oripe came back and held a 
Thanksgiving service. After meeting, the mem- 
bers and friends brought in their baskets and 
spread the tables, and about one hundred and 
fifty persons partook of a sumptuous dinner. I 
believe everybody was glad to be there. On 



Saturday we held our quarterly oouncil. What 
little business was before the meeting was dis- 
posed of in order. We then had an election for an 
elder, and Bro. Oripe was unanimously chosen as 
our elder for the time being. We expeot him 
here again in March. — John Wolf. 



Wirls, Va.— B'o. P. S. Miller, of Roanoke, Va., 
began a aeries of meetings at the Old Brick 
chnrch in the Germantown congregation on the 
evening of Dec. 24, He preached two aermons a 
day until the evening of Jan. 2, making in all 
nineteen sermons. At this time twenty-three 
Bonis have been made willing to follow Christ. 
Twenty-one were baptized and two reclaimed. 
One aged man, eighty-two years old was made 
willing to acoept the terms of salvation. The 
church here is greatly encouraged and Btrength- 
ened. Let ns not forget to nourish the tender 
lambs that we now have in our midst. Bro. Mil- 
ler is now laboring in the Maggodee congrega- 
tion.— J. W. Ikenberry, Jan. 4. 

Sam's Creek, Bid,— We have juet dosed one of the 
most pleaBant serieB of meetinga that ever took 
place" in the Sam's Greek congregation. Bro. 
Wilbur B. Stover, of Waynesborongh, Pa., came 
to us the evening of Deo. 16 and began preaching 
in the Sam's Creek meetinghouse. He oontinued 
with us until Sunday night, when he preached his 
last aermon in onr meetinghouae in New Wind- 
sor. Jan. 1 he left us for other fields of labor. 
He preaohed for us, in all, twenty-one orthodox, 
Gospel sermons, which were very much appreci- 
ated by all that heard them. As an evidence of 
the fact, six precious souls came out on the Lord's 
aide and united with the ohurch by baptism. One 
of these, a brother who belonged to the Metho- 
dist ohurch, said he now desired to nnite with the 
ohnroh where he oould praotice all the ordinances 
of the New Testament. Others have bIbo become 
very mnoh concerned about the right way. The 
congregations increased- much from the begin- 
ning, until they beoame quite large. We sincerely 
believe that if the meetings could have been oon- 
tinued longer, much more good wonld have been 
the result. Come again, Bro. Stover, you will bo 
very welcome to your many friends. — Wm. H. 
Franklin, Jan. 4. 



CORRESPONDENCE. 

" Write what thou .eeit, and lend H anto the chnrche.." 



™-Church Hon .olldled lor thl. Department. II yon have bad > 
good meeting, .end a report ol It. ■« that other! may ■ reiolc. with you. 
In writing give name ol church. County and State. Bebriel. Note, ol 
Travel .honld be a. .hort a. possible. Land Advertl.ement. are not eo- 
Uctted lor thl. Department. We have an advertising page, and, 11 necee- 
.ary, will issue supplements. 

Notice. 

All those who wish to secure lodging for An- 
nual Meeting for 1894 will please corree-pond with 
the undersigned committee, who will answer all 
questions pertaining to lodging. 

W. G. Lint, Foreman; 
M. E, Hobneb, Secretary; 
O. A. Jubt, 
D. F. Shumakeb. 
Meyersdale, Somerset Co, Pa , Jan. 2. 



Echoes from the Highway. 

Ddbino December I held a series of meetings 
at EaBt Riverside. Four souls expressed a 
willingness to caat their lot with the humble 
followers of the Lowly Nazarene. Thus, after 
patient labora and patient waiting, the good seed 
that has been sown at this mission point ib be- 
ginning to produce fruit ready for harvesting. _ 
At WeBt Rialto, where we have an appoint- 
jment onoe a month, a good interest seems to be 



Janna.y 16, 1891. 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER. 



on t'ao verge of producing good results. Our 
Communion services at Lordsburg on Christmas 
were an enjoyable season. Owing to the very 
rainy weather the day previous, not so large a 
number of members from other congregations at- 
tended as would otherwise have been the case. 
However, the large dining-room at the College 
building was well-filled Something like one 
hundred and twenty members were preaeut. Eld. 
Gibble, of the San Jacinto Valley officiated. Brc. 
S. G. Lehmer, of Los Angeles, and Bro. D. N. 
Noreross, of Glendora, did ns good service in 
administering the Word. Favorable comment 
was expressed by many concerning the good order 
of all present, and the universal decision on the 
part of the dear members of the body of Christ, 
was, that we had a feast of good things indeed. 

Quite a goodly number of members from the 
East have moved into Southern California of late; 
others are here to spend the winter. Of late we 
have bad some heavy rains. All nature in the 
valleys is putting on the beautiful garb of green, 
interspersed with millions of flowers, while the 
mountains look hoary with the mantle of snow. 
The daily picking of berries, shipping of tomatoes 
and other fruits still goeB on as though the winter 
season had not come. Everywhere,— east or 
west, — God's blessiugs are manifold, yet how 
restless is man, — always murmuring, never satis- 
fied. Oh, may we all learn to be content, and in 
everything give thanks, and whatever we do, in 
work or play, eating or drinking, dressing or 
talking, do all to the glory of God for Jesus' sake I 

J. S. Florv. 
Lordsburg, Gal. 



How I .was Brought to the Truth. 



[Our Jewish brother In Chicago, who lately embraced the 
faith, writes us an Interesting letter, Irom which we take the 
following extract] 

As I »m but a Iamb of the fold, I will g ie yon 
a short aocount of the way in which I was brought 
to the Truth. By birth, wife and I are Israelites, 
and in that faith onr family had been raised. 
Nevertheless, two of my children have been in at- 
tendance at the Mission, and also the Sunday 
school, of the Brethren, conduoted by sisters 
Boone, Kyan and Baker. By and by I also be- 
oame interested in the services, and as "faith 
cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of 
God," I am now born again to a new life. A new 
heart, I trust, is created within me, so that I have 
full faith in our Blessed Savior. 

Two weeks ago, I with eight others, among 
them my little daughter of but eleven summers, 
was baptized by Bro. Miller, in presence of the 
assembled congregation. Yesterday evening I 
participated for the first time, with fifty others, 
in the blessed Oommnnion services. One thing 
only I regret, that I did not sooner embrace the 
privilege of living a true Christian life and taking 
part in these holy ordinances. As soon as my 
wife is restored to health, she desires to be re. 
ceived into Christian fellowship also. 

Many others, as well as myself, certainly have 
great reason to thank Bro. Wm. E. Miller for his 
earnest labors in behalf of the loBt ones, for 
through his efforts the Truth revealed itself to 
our hearts. J- Lewis. 

Chicago, 194 Eastings Street. 



Chicago Notes. 



Ode Thanksgiving service was largely attended 
by children. About sixty took part in the song 
service. A sermon was delivered from Matt. 11: 
25, and nearly four dollars was contributed for 
the cause of Christ. We said in our last that we 
expsoted to hold a series of meetings before 
Christmas, expecting then to call some brother 



to cordcct al.vo weeks' series of meetings for us. 
In this we failed, as all those we corresponded 
with had their time fully taken up. However 
meetings began Dec 3, continuing two weeks. 
Mostly small audiences were in attendance, and 
we closed Dec. 18 To our great surprise and 
gratification S6ven applicants presented them- 
selves for baptism. Five of them were received 
the same evenirg; the remaining two, with two 
others, were baptized the following Thursday 
evening. Of the nine who were baptized, six 
were members of the mission sohool. We feel to 
thank God that the work of onr sister missionaries 
is attended with suoh substantial results. It may 
readily be seen that the work done in the miesion 
is done for the cburch. We have among our 
number now a born Jew, perhaps the first ever re- 
ceived in the Brethren's ohurch. His little 
daughter, Josie, was among the number baptized 
on Sunday evening, and soon we hope to receive 
his wife. We especially praise God that our 
only child, Balph, wbb received into the church. 
Our Christmas exeroises, or children's meeting it 
might more properly be called, was well adapted 
to the comprehension and edification of the little 
folks. They enjoyed it very much, The little 
church waB well filled. 

Our field of work is a wide one. Chicago is 
about twenty five miles by seven in ilea in extent. 
This makes one hundred and seventy-five square 
miles, or over one hundred thousand acres. Im- 
agine, if you can', a grain field of this extent and 
just oil" single harvesting machine at work. 
Allowing fifteen acres per day, it must take over 
six thousand days to reap such a field. A logical 
conclusion would be that the greater portion of 
the grain must be lost. Look at this more than 
one hundred thousand acres of houses and peo- 
ple, — fifteen hundred thousand souls,— and one 
little mission, the only work of onr church in bo 
g«»rf"*-j!fe>Jif. Must there not be a great loss in 
the harvest? Brethren, think I Are we doing all 
we can? 

There seems no better time to reach people 
with moral training, than at the present. Bnsi- 
nesB stagnated, manufactories closed, thousand 
out of employment, money and food. 

Our heart was touched some weeks ago by this 
little incident, — what seems a direot answer to 
prayer. A Bister in Mt. Morris, whose name was 
not given, sent her Christmas present of three 
dollars for Borne needy family. My attention had 
just been called to a family of seven, who had 
lived on bread alone for more than a week, and 
were without fuel, with the meroury at zero. 
There, dear siBter, is where your money went. 
" Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the 
least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto 
me." 

Our Oommnnion was held last evening, with 
Bro. Amick to officiate. Between forty and fifty 
communed. Meny teara came unbidden when our 
young oonverts, seven of whom are between eight 
and thirteen years of Bge, surrounded the table 
and engaged in the ordinances of God's house for 
the first time. Many spectators were present, 
and gave very close attention. The best of order 
prevailed. 

Oar little ohurch deoided the last thing in the 
old year, to begin the new year with a week of 
prayer. Pray with ne that all may prove faithful, 
and God's blessing be upon all. 

W. B. MlLLEn. 

Chicago, III , Jan. 1. 



beautiful garden, planted to oranges, lemons, a, 
prunes, peaches, etc Boses and lilies bordering 
on the blne-grasB lawn and walks were in full 
bloom; water, clear as crystal, was rising from the 
fountain and falling in spraya beneath, where the 
goldfish were playing. The mercury stood at 68 
degrees; the ooean breeze wbb gently waving the 
evergreen leaves of the eucalyptus and peppers. 

Pointing to his orange trees, loaded with golden 
fruit peeping out from under its green foliage, he 
said: "Bro. Masterson, I was eighty-three years 
old when I planted these trees, and now I am 
eighty-six years old to-day, and I am eating of 
the fruit of my hand's labor. Is it not remark- 
able?" 

Yes, it is remarkable, when we think that he, 
with the assistance of Mb good helpmate, lias 
beautified this home with his own hands, starting 
in a barley field. Snrely, they made the deBert 
bloom as the rose. But he has not only beauti- 
fied his home. His dealings with his fellows, his 
gentle disposition, his smiles and pleasant words 
to all, great and small, beantifies the moral and 
spiritual surroundings of all with whom he comes 
iu contaot. 

When I have revealed the name of this old 
soldier of the cross, some will be reminded of the 
time when they were brought under conviction by 
his earnest preaohing of the Gospel. Many who 
will read this have been baptized by him, and 
others were joined together aa man and wife by 
him. Others, when heart-broken and over- 
whelmed with grief, and weeping for their dead, 
were comforted by the funeral sermons that he 
preaohed. Bnt many of his SBBOoiates have fallen 
asleep, waiting to meet him with alt the saints in 
the home which Jesus has beautified. 

It is Bro. John Metzger who is eighty-six years 
old to-day. Ho is hale and hearty, and his mind 
is extremely bright for a man of his age. When 
his turn comes around to preuch in the chap J. he 
is generally found at his place. In him Ps. 128 
is verified. Read it. B. F. Masteuson. 

Lordsburg, Gal., 

From Fort Scott, Earn, 



Some One's Birthday. 



"This is a beautiful day," said a veteran of the 
cross when in conversation with me on this 20th 
day of Deoember, standing bareheaded in his 



The ohurch here haB rented a email store build- 
ing to hold meetings in, until we can raise enough 
money to build a house of worship. The place is 
on the corner of Sixth and Broadway streets, on 
a street car line. Bro. Samuel Edgecomb, of Mc- 
Oune, Kaus , is sent here by the District Mission 
Board on the third Sunday of each month, and 
holds three meetings each time— Saturday even- 
ing, Sundoy at 11 A M., and Sunday evening. 

He oame here Dec 14 and commenced a series 
of meetings, continuing until tho evening of the 
26th. Daring that time he preaohed fourteen 
sermons, Eld. S. Click, of Nevada, Mo., one, and 
Bro. J. H. Neher, of McOune, Kans., one. As an 
immediate result, two (husband and wife) oame 
ont on the Lord's Bide and were baptized. Both 
formerly belonged to the Dieciple or Christian 
church. Others are seriously counting the cost. 

On Sunday, Dec. 17, we organized a Sunday 
school. YeBterday there were forty-nine in at- 
tendance. Dec. 26 we held onr regular quarterly 
council. All business that came up was satisfac- 
torily adjusted. Our former elder, J. H. Neher, 
requested to be relieved, by reason of not haviDg 
the time to spare to be* with us as frequently as 
he should. Bro. Samuel E'lgecomb, of McOune, 
Eans., was nnanimous'y chosen to Bucceed him. 
Ab usual the meetings closed too Boon. 

Any ministering brethren that can stop when 
passing through here, are earnestly requested to 
preaoh tome for us. We also need an active 
minister to looate here. A. B. Fibheb, 

Fort Scott, Kant-, Jan. 1. 



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THE GOSPEL MESSENGER 



January 16, 1894. 



Western Sufferers Fund. 

Previously reported, $2,066 45; E. Eenner, New 
Midway, Md,, $2; Fairview Snrjdey school, Car- 
bonate, KanB,, $2.20; Joseph M. Keeny, Alle- 
gheny, Pa, SI; Oamerer Bros,, Chicago, 111., SO; 
Upper Stillwater church, Ohio, S3; "W. W. Folger 
and wife, Osceola, Iowa, S2; a sister, Pomona, 
Va,, SI; N. P. Oober and others, Hespeler, 
Canada, $21.65; J. L. Moss and wife, Brutus, 
Mich., SI; H. E. Bossermaii, Gettysburg, Pa., Si; 
Lanark church, 111., barrel clothing and $18.35; 
Sisters' Aid Society, Lanark, 111., $2; Honey 
Creek church, Mo., $27; Ridgely church, Md., S13; 
Germau Baptist Stmday scboo), Mechanicsborv, 
Pa, SH; Waddam'B Grove church, 111., $10 3>; 
Miria Putterbangh and others, Clarence, Iowa, 
$2; "Valley church, Iowa, SI; Nimiehillen churcb, 
Ohio, $4 08; Bear Creek chnrcb, Ind., S2; Shoal 
Creek church, Mo, $5 60; L D. Minear, llbodes, 
Iowa, S5; Franklin Grove, 111,, one box clothing; 
Pleasant Valley churob, Ind., 88 50; Woodstock 
church, Va., $9; Middle Fork ohurch, Ind., $13; 
Oakley churcb, 111 , S17. 50; Sngar Creek church, 
Ohio, additional, §2.50; Barren Ridge chnrcb, Va , 
$3 25; Mrs. O. Poister and others, Abilene, Kane , 
$1.30; Oakland ohurch and friends, Ohio, S25 60; 
L. M. Witmer, Honston, Ohio, SI; St. Joseph, 
Mo., one box clothing by J. M. Lutz; J. C. Fahne- 
Btock, Mcutrose, Mo , $2 50; Limotte Prairie 
church, 111., S8 20; Howard church, Ind., S5.60; 
H-mud Hill church, Va, $10 30; two sisters, Ha- 
gerstown, Md,, $1; Somerset church, Ind., 
Sli 45; Amanda Easdale, Olathe, Kans, $2; a sis- 
tor, Montpelitr, Ohio, $1; Kingman church, 
K'loa., $3; Dallas Center church, Iowa, $28 60; 
friends of the needy, K^ota, Iowa, $1 50; W. & 
Maria Roberts, Myrtle Point, Oregon, 82; Rome 
ohurch, Ohio, $21.05; widow's mt\ Est.il/, La, 
25 oents; box clothing, Eaton Ohio, by Sally 
D urdorff; Bear Creek ohurch atd friends, Ohio, 
S12U36; David Kimmel and others, Melon tb, 
Kins, S8.15; Nancy D. Underbill, Canon City, 
C>lo, $209; Anna Lyttle and others, To wu wood, 
Oiio, $8 60; a brother and sister, Saline City, 
Ind, $2; Tulpehocken chuvcb, Pa., $25.50; a sis- 
fcer, Pyrmont, Ind., SI; Jacob S Guyer, Lojeburg, 
Pa, 82 50; a siBter, Strawberry Point, Iowa, 25 
ennts; Walnut Valley ohurch, Kaus., $4.45; Char- 
lotte J. Koontz, North River, Vs., 25 cents; Bear 
Fork church, W. Va , $3; Snean B. Lahman, 
Hawthorn, Fla, $5; Portage church Bible school, 
Ohio, S5; a brother and sister, Sam's Creek, Md., 
$2. Daniel Vaniman. 

From Washington, D. C. 



facta and Ggnres, they have made icore matt rial, 
Bolid progress than during the whole five yearB 
preceding, and have more than doubled their 
church- membership. I find, also, that it is an ex- 
ceedingly difficult work to get city people to at- 
tend services held in a private residence, neither, 
as a rnle, do tboy incline so favorably toward at- 
tending meetings held in public halls, though the 
latter, I think, has many advantages over the 
former. 

My mind still is, as expressed a few months ago 
in this journal, that, in order to true success in 
city work, we must have our own church building, 
and the sconer, the better. Already some have 
volontarily forwarded their subscriptions to me 
for this purpose, and I trnst that Boon the whole 
Brotherhoc d will join together in this mc Bt 
worthy enterprise of erecting a building in the 
representative city of the nation. What an eeey 
matter this would be if all wmld just feel a tittle 
interested in that way. I £:ill ft el more confident 
than ever that wherever we do the proper work in 
tbe proper way, — which meant' ; of course, the Gor- 
pel work in the Gospel way, — the results mnet 
prove a success. How could it be otherwise? 
God's work done in God's way never has proved a 
failure, and it never will. We desire the prayers 
of all who " love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincer- 
ity:' Eph 6 : 24 W. M. Lyon. 

315 Ninth St, S E., Dec 26. 



Man; have written and expressed a desire to 
learn more about our mission in this city, its 
p.vsanfc condition, proBpectB; etc., and as I cannot 
answer all individually, I will respond through 
this mnoh appreciated medium. I am glad to say 
that, notwithstanding we have met with many 
things that seemed to be against up, jet, all 
things considered, we feel that the work is telling 
for good, and that the development, thongh grad- 
ual, is enoouraging. Perhaps the greatest draw- 
back is that we have no chnrch bnilding. I feel 
confident that we could soon greatly increase our 
congregations, if we could but own a ohurch home 
here. Until thiB is the case, we will labor to a 
great disadvantage. Thu'ba<» been the experience 
of others, and, no doubt, we are no exoeption to 
the rule. The " TJniied Brethren," for instance, 
commenced mission work in this city about six 
years ago with fewer numbers than we have, and 
I have learned that they did not do more than 
"hold their own" until they erected their own 
churcb bnilding, which has not been till within 
the last year, during which time, according to 



From Eagle Creek Chnrcb, Ohio. 



Deo. 10 I met with the Eagle Creek church in 
a protracted effort. Our meeting continued eigh- 
teen days. Five were baptized, one reclaimed, 
and one man, who had wandered away, made ap- 
plication to come home again. OarcoDgregatioDS 
were small, yet the meetings grew in interest. 
Two colored men (Baptists) were present on 
Christmas. They seemed to enjoy tbe services. 

The Eagle Creek chnrch, like some others, in 
the TaBt few years has had a cloud hanging ever 
it that was a hindrance to her prosperity, but now 
I feel as though the sunlight of spiritual life was 
shining more and more. Paul tells us to "mark 
them whioh caose divisions and (ffences contrary 
to the doctrine which ye have learned and avoid 
them." Such characters "seive not our Lord 
Jesus Christ," but use " good words and fair 
speeches," and often the simple are captivated, 

Under such oircumstances the church suffers, 
and the work is much retarded. Who will be re- 
sponsible for this in the great judgment day? 

By careful work of all the members the ohurch 
may come Dp to her usual standard. A supported 
ministry is in place, and the GoBpel will bear 
that idea, but an "hireling fleeth, because he is 
an hireling, and careth not for the sheep." 

This seems to be the trouble in some places. 
More care is taken for the fleece than for the 
sheep. J. H. Miller, 

Goshen, Ind, t Dec, 29. 

Death of Eld. Christian Wine. 



Our much beloved brother and elder, Christian 
Wine, passed peacefully and quietly away on the 
morning of Dec. 24, 1893, in the eighty-third year 
of his ege. He was attacked with La Grippe 
about one week prior to his death, but seemed to 
be conscious to the last. He wished to be anoint- 
ed, This was attended to by the elder*. Dec. 25 
bis body was interred in the Linville Creek ceme- 
tery, by the side of his wife, who preceded him to 
the spirit world thirteen years. The large house 
was filled to overflowing daring the funeral ser- 
vices, which were conducted by the Brethren from 
1 Cor. 15. 



" Uncle Christley," as he was called, by those 
who knew him best, was possessed of an abund- 
ance of thiB world's goods, and he never forgot 
the poor. He often went over to WeBt Virginia, 
and aoross the mountains in his old age, looking 
after the church there. He started to go not long 
since, but thinking the trip too tiresome, and win- 
ter being close at hand, ha returned, stating at the 
time that he did not know whether he would ever 
be permitted to go any more. D. S, Khodeb, 

Broadway, Va, Dec. 28. 



Correspondents will please not mix up death 
and marriage notices with church news. We 
have special departments for each of them. 



Matrimonial. 



COYN— JONES. — At the residence of the groom's 
parents, by the undersigned, Bro. Wilbur Coyn and sister 
Josle Jones, both of Poinsett County, Ark. 

SLONIKER— CRAIG.— At the residence of the groom's 
parents, Bro. Jacob Slonlker and sister Josle Craig, both of 
St. Francis County, Ark. Aaron I, Mow. 

KINZIE— BOND.— At the residence of the bride's grand- 
parents, Bro. J. C. Metsker, Dec. 20, 1893, by the undersigned, 
Bro. William A. Klnzle, of Centropolis, Kans., and Christina 
M. Bond, of Alfred, Kans. I. L. Hoover. 

GINGRICH— PRANGEY- At the home of the bride, 
Dec. 14, 1893, Mr. S. P., son of Bro. and sister Chris. Gin- 
grich, of Monroe County, and Miss Annie Prangey, daughter 
of Bro. and sister Prangey, of Shelby County, Mo. 

/oZIAS— ROYER.— At the home of the bride's parents,^ 
near Holiday, Mound Co., Mo , Dec. 19, 1893, by the -writer, 
Mr. Edwin Ozlas, son of sister Elizabeth" and friend Wesley 
Ozlas, of Twin, Preble Co., Ohio, and Miss Leona, daughter 
of Bro. Jesse E. and sister Kate B. Royer. 

H. W. Stricklhr. 

- FU-VJ-R-^SURG-BR.^ A^'lie residence 1 of the "BfrdeT 
parents^liec. 24, 1893, by the'undersigned, Bro, Albert S. 
Fuytr and sister Delilah C. Burger, both of Bedford County, 
Pa. L, F. Holsingbr. 

SPOHN— H1SINGTON.— At the residence of the groom's 
parents, by the undersigned, Dec. 24, 1893, Mr. Wm. H. 
Spohn and Miss Arena Hlslngton, both of Caldwell, Sumner 
Co., Kans. Wm, B. Sell. 

HUDSON— APPLEMAN.— At the ieslder.ee of the 
bride's parents, Dec. 24, 1893, John F. Hudson and Ida M. 
Appleman, both of Payne County, Okla. 

Jacob Appleman. 

LINT— HERSHBERGER. — At the residence of the 
bride's parents, In the Maple Glen congregation, at Savage, 
Somerset Co , Pa., Dec. 25, 1893, by the undersigned, Bro. 
Simon Sylvester Lint, of the Meyersdale congregation, and 
sister Fannie Hershberger. J. N. Davis. 



Fallen Asleep. 



" Blessed art the dead which die in tho Lord." 



JOHNSON. — In Kansas, while on a visit to his son, 
William Johnson, of the Clear Creek congrgeatlon, Hunting- 
ton County, Ind., aged 74 years, 1 month and 18 days. He 
was a member of the church thirty-three years. Funeral 
services by the writer. Dorsey Hodgden. 

McCUTCHEON.— In the Clear Creek congregation, Hun- 
tington County, Ind., Dec. 23, 1893, Maywood McCutcheon, 
aged 28 years, 4 months and 6 days. He was married to Al- 
dora Landls, May 6, 18S8. He leaves a wife and two children. 
Funeral services by the writer from Ps. 90: 12. 

Dorsey Hodgden, 

STEWART.— In the Maumee church, Defiance Co., Ohio, 
Bro. Thomas W. Stewart, aged 74 years and 10 months. He 
leaves a wife and six children. Funeral services by the 
writer, assisted by other:. Subject: "Death." 

Jacob Kintner. 

CRIPE.— AtCerro Gordo, 111, Dec. 17, 1S93, Susanna 
Crlpe, aged So years, 9 months and 26 days. She lived with 
her husband sixty-one years and six months. He died Feb. 8, 
1S93. Ssven children preceded her to the better land. She 
leaves five children, She united with the church, with her 
husband, In 1833, and lived a Christian life until death. 

E. A. Shively. 



Jantuvy 16 1894- 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER. 



47 



PALMER.— Near Boone, Iowa, Dec. 13, I 
lSo < William O. Palmer, aged 27 7"". "> 
Months and 27 »«,,. He .» '"P 10 ^ " 
".kesman and switchman on the coa^r d 
lo ur miles west oi Boone, Iowa. While 

Jdlng on the bridge over the De S Moines 
R ter, where there were three cars i heavily 

Toaded with coal, the bridge broke down al- 

° 05 t instantly crushing the life out ol him. 

Hs. uneral occurred the ,6th, at Klrkman 

Shelby Co., Iowa, where hi. parents live. 
They are members of the Brethren church. 
He was to have been married on Christmas 
Say Instead oi the day being devoted to 
"he enjoyment oi Hie, It was devoted to deep 
mourning. The funeral took *•*•*>»•£ 
M E. church, a large concourse of people 
"ing present, who were addressed by, be un- 
derslgned from Rom. 6: 23. J- B. Dl*HL. 

MUSSER-At Wawaka, Ind, Dec. 24, 
,893, Ottie, daughter oi John and Martha 
Muse- She was born June u, .892. The 
"dden event was a shock to our community 
By tomemeans the child fell Into a pan ol ho 
water, causing death In a few hours. Funeral 
services In the M. E. church from John 17. 
J. H. Crumb. 

LOHR.-In the Johnstown congregation, 
Cambria Co., Pa, Nov. 20, .8,3, Elmer E. 
Lohr, aged 26 years, I> months and 23 day. 
BroLohr united with the Brethren church 
a few years ago and was a consistent mem- 
° b W We have great reasons to believe *a, 

he passed over the "Jorden oi death In 
peace. Funeral services by Bro. Geo. S. 
Ralrlgh, assisted by the writer. ^ ^^ 

FARVER.-In the Shlpshewana church, 
Ind, Dec. 26, .893, ol capillary bronchlts, 
Abraham Farver, aged 6 S years, 9 months 
stnd I* days. Funeral occasion Improved 
Dec 2 4 8 by the writer and Jacob Weave, 

(Mennonite) irom Ps. 73: 24. While on a 
.bed of sickness he was received as an appli- 
cant ior baptism. BENJAMIN LEER. 

COOPER. - At her home In Marlon, 
Linn Co , Iowa, Dec. 25, ,8 9 3, of 'onsump- ' 
tlon" Miry C. Cooper, daughter of Bro. 
Samuel G. and sister Nancy E. Snyder, aged 
72 years, .0 n.onths and . S days. She was 
torn in Cambria County, Pa, Feb .0, .851. 
She was sick about two years and .!< mo.,th., 
most of the toe confined to her bed. She 
,eaves a husband and one daughter. Fune al 
services In the Congregational church by 
Rev.Glger, from John .4:2. Herrama-ns 
were Interred In the Marlon cemetery. 

J.H.Snyder. 



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Read these Two Columns. 



I hereby publish my Eighth An 
nual 8eed List to the Brethren, and 
all that wish good Vegetable Seeds 
I send out nothing bnt the very best, 
and all ot the leading varieties. 



Late. Flat Dutch CaHag'.-K \ ow S r< ™ T Tf 
variety- large, round and solid heads. The 
SS.n y g , »"S5. cabbage.. Package, 5 cent.; 

ounce, 20 cents; pound, *.. 85- 

IVtiU Plum, O/..y-0ne oi the earliest 
,. e es a, d asy to blanch. Grows to a 
good stae Package, 5 cents ; ounce, 25 cents-, 



BEST LINE 

BKTWEHN 

Chicago and St. Louis 

KANSAS CITY, 

OMAHA, DENVER, 

And All Polntt Id 

UTAH and CALIFORNIA 



and all ot tne reacting «""""• »";„, fJ ., s . 

Every season many new varieties are ,,„„„„„„, . S: ,„, com -Thh com <P">f™> 

sold by seed-men at a high price, Urgent. *»&«Z*gg!g,2S\ 

,„ often prove worthless. 1 w ul ipi„,, 10 cents, 
this season, give two special pre- \ i^'r ";>">■ ^'J,"y^°Z°r ana 
miums to the rerscn, sanding the two | ^/"''p^.ge, s ce'nuf ounce! ,0 cents; 

" P °«^« C„c„„*,,-A leading 
,„rtX«krtg/d. M r.. Fruit medium In 
length. Package, S cents; ounce, 10 cents, 
pound, 65 cents. 

mm* IcM Simpson i««»M.— Th'" old va- 

rt,1 ' tenia, to 4 °< th« new .or.stba.are 

H UUUU o.urj.u ■ -p —001 I sold at 10 to .5 cents per package. P»J k »6e, 

Will be given to the person sending 5 c. = «. ^]SS^SZ «ry 

We flesh B'een, thick and ol the finest 
flavor. Package, 5 cents; ounce, ,0 cent.! 
pound, 75 cents. 



largeBt seed orders. Nothing bnt 
fairness shall decide as to who gets 
the premiums. Seeds sent by mail 
or express prepaid. 

II Good Single Top-Buggy 



the largeBt seed order this Beason. 

A Good Road Wagon 



P. S. Eusxis, 

Gen. Pass. Agt, 

Chicago, III. 

James T. Quinlan, 

Shipping & Commission Merchant, 

30s S. Charles St., Baltimore, Md. 
„„«.,, l M s, Pou.tr,, o™e »»'""'■ 'J"""" 

M..I to, IB. Bntbaker-. a.d I. Y. Keeny". tlo». 



Stock For Sale. 



D.ROWLAND, of Lanark, Carroll,**., Ill, 
hal a choice lot of Poland Chlr£ Plp> «°J 
. ", Also. Short-horn Cattle-? prices rea- 
sonable. Write him. 3=-«- 



Will be given to the person sending 
the second largeat seed order this 
season. 

LIG0N1ER CARRIAGE COMPANY 
Ligonieb, Ind. 
We do hereby certify that Abraham E 
Weaver has made arrangement, with this 
company lor a Slngls Top-Buggy, and a 
Road Wagon. We will put them in solid 
crate., and 6 ship them safely to the persons to 
whom they justly belong, as soon as It 1. 
known who gets them. 

All customers sending one dollar 
for seeds, will receive free the 
beantitnl piotnre ohart, entitled lne 
Lord's Prayer and the Ten Com 
mandments," in bright, beautiful 
,-reta*, size 17x22 inches. In this 



~ . j ,,.. rw P 



-mini?-. Size tisi» "■"" — I and mild, rso 

beautiful chart are ten wjarate and p0 und, 7s cent, 
distinct pictures, -each represent 



Koto's Gem ll-otowto'.-Onc ol the most 
pro».«ble k.nds grown. Large sl«e ; .le h 
?ed and sweet. Package, s cents; ounce, to 
cents; pound, 70 cents. 

/•■■/ Wealhcrtichl Onion.— Thl. U 
the shfndarcl onion ior main cop Very pro- 
ductlve. Package, s cents; ounce, 20 cent., 
pound, $i.8o. . 

mow Danvees 0»ion.-\ fine variety ol 
I medium .lac; mild flavor. Package, s cent., 
ounce, 20 cent.; pound, $i.to. 

Uolio-, 0,:» F,„,»./.-Rootssmo^ 2th and 
tender. Package, 5 cent.; ounce, .0 cent., 
pound SS cents. pm _ vtoa ol me dl- 

flavor. Large size package, 10 cents, pint, 
20 cents ; quart, 35 ccn<8 - , ... , 

age, c cents; ounce 35 cent.. 

hntrove.l Cterticr AW,',.i.-Thi. I. one ol 



\V» have pnblished an Almanac PWJ % ^.'i/tan 
the treatment "' Consumption L "'°™ * Hlots |„ „gard to 



ing one of the Ten Commandments. 
In the center is a beautiful Undscape 
scene with the word "heaven 
pSed in the sky. The word 
"earth" is formed of branches of 
trees, standing upon moss covered 
rock. The word "glory" is made 
of wreaths of lovely flowers. This 



n old aod - 



SHEAFFER.'-Jn lhe Panther Creek 
church, Dallas County, Iowa, Dec. 23,1893, 
Rudy Qulnter She.ffer, son of Samuel and 
Sarah Ellen Sheaffer, aged 6 months and 26 
, T. S. Sheaffer. 

days. J 

PFOUTZ.-In the Marsh Creek church, 
Adams Co, Pa., of apoplexy, Bro. Isaac 
Pioute, aged 66 years and 2 month . Bro 
Pfout* joined the Brethren early In lite, and 
long served the church as deacon. He hao --r,^- 
grelt love for the church. He was married | 
Twice. His first wife was Sophia Dlehl, 
daughter of Bro. Jacob Dlehl, deceased, who 
died in 1867. He married Sarah J. Jacobs, of 
Frtdedc* County, Md.ln May ,,88. who, 
with three daughters, survives him. His re 
mains found their last resting place in the 
Marsh Creek burying grounds. He was a 
brother of Eld. C. L. Piou.z, and a brother- 
In law of Eld. J. D. Trostle, of Hope, Kans. 
In-law 01 r.io. j Double 

On the occasion Bro. 1. J. rvo'u, " 
Pipe Creek, Md , preached an impressive ser- 
mon from Eccl. 8: 8, assisted by the writer. 
J. D. W. Deardorff, 

PECK— At her home near Falls City, 
Nebr., Dec. 26, ,893, sister Mary Ellen Peck, 
wife of Bro Noah Peck, aged 3+ years, 7 
months and 27 days. Her death was causjd 
by La Grift' «nd inflammation of the bowels. 
The deceased was born In Preston County 
W Va She was a daughter ol brother Elijah 
and sister Sarah Patten. She leaves a hus- 
band and six small children. Funera. «rv 1- 
ces by brethren J.S.Moh.er.n^E.Whlt 

mer. 



conDtciion wilh an old *°?"V"'2""" £Tsirono".niul 
,i„E tortb. a P'»'° C t r °f8n, on« instroctions how to 
Signs, Eclipse, &c„ lor 18 y.{.' hi a , ■ „ a v alu,b k pam- 
„f^ and undesund h,J It. » '«« J , „, , tIDls lo 

.JStSKSS « P »=-o .h"e is .0 A,.... 



Agents "Wanted. 






... Good 

Be i» sold; all we 
Broiher, if it do" 

you can, wh" f^SStSt blewing* 
vey 00= of tied s cnoii.e»^' 
storing them lo health, 



a frame. 

How to Send Monet -Ssnd by 
Post Office Money Order, Draft on 
New Tork, Bipre.s Money Order or 
b f Roistered JLetter. Write your 
fullName, Post Office, Oonnty and 
State plainly 



, ES to the afflicted by re- 
ThoSaads ol testimonials stand 



Tneyateprenare^accord,,,.. 



LIST OF SEEDS. 



Medicines. They ate P«»™" JK M d. , -ho .- ^ 

vasaSsKK Jws^— *- f - ' h " ,v 

yeats in his private r,r».|» ^Tou^talatt. 

Wri,««,a,.nce>t T T.™. EME P DiEs 

Frederick, Md., U. a. a. 



,h ,„ b ,'Te°~".»d"frice.»idr«.: S. B. «««=». C., 
South Bond. Ind 




To.Pnrc-Di-r^r.ddrS 

S. S. PETRY, 

Gratis, Preb'e Co., Ohio. 



toS.5" -« ^ -'s'T. 



Loo In, and thlrty-,eve 
vA utree.fourtbi acre* 
adjoinmaiSoCityoIMo 

bI „c Tin. n""^,"* 1 - "** «, 

r»««,rraakUaOrov«,Il.. 



ABAMIS 

i* "t" .111 he sold Che. 



Fmty Valentine Improved Bush Bean- 
50 ,"""«,', Pole a«»-Green pods, won- 

Package, S """ • " urC ' 

StrS'' P°ac^, 5 «nt,; ounce, 2 S 

S200. 



..piash kBwii n,-0.-br-,g... .....";: ' "I, 

fine grained and sweel. Package, S «°«> 
ouncl, 10 cents; round, 80 cents. 

Perfection Tomato.— W> '» one of the 
hand omest om „,„es grown. Very smooth 
of medium sl Z e. Package, 5 cents; ounce, 25 
cents; pound, $125. 

r?*Jv /'«;;>/' '/»/> Slfttf LtaJ lnrn,f.— 

pound, 75 centB. 

Thl. Offer only eood for Thirty Bay" 
from U1I1 1»te, Jan. 16, 1894. 

All orders of 50 cents for seeds will 
receive free a dictionary of 320 pag« 
Saining over .blr.y Ihou.artd word. 

All orders of one dollar for seeus 
wm receive free both d c.lonary and 
the b-autlf"l picture cliait of tne 
r„rl'. Praver and Ten Command. 
S, b ST and premiums will be 

sent by mall, postage paid. 
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I have now named the leading 
varieties of ctoico vegetab seeds, 

Sen.^e b ?bf^i« 

?ecord of »W oraerB ICC6iVed ; ""- 
wU send a copy of the same ,to my 
cnstomeis. By so doing every cus- 
tomer can learn who gets the S ngle 
TrmTinBCV and the Eoail VV"R OD - 
The S Top-Buggy and Eoad 
Wagon Je made of good msteriBl. 
?i B n^ i D W o°no h tSfth 1 g 

° ;P0U " ^rstat^dTeC'notS 

^spring^butforwardyourorderBto 
Abbaham E. Weaveb, 
Syracuse, KosciuBko Co., Ind, 



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THE GOSPEL MliSSiiNGE^, 



January 16, 1694. — 




Msolutely 

Pure 



A cream of tartar baking powder. Highest 
of all In leavening strength. — Latest United 
a.'utct Government Food Report, 

Royal Baking Powder Co., 

io6 Wall St., N. Y. 



A Home in California! 



60,000 Aore 8 of the Choicest 

Fruit, Vine and Alfalfa Land 

For Sale in Lots to suit, with 
Perpetnal Water-right. 



17 8 



FIRST. 

We do not now, never have, and never 
shall, sue, or threaten to sue, our cu&tomtrs 
and agents. We trust to their honor as they 
have trusted In us. We ress va the light, 
however, of sending reminders todellnquer.ls, 
that Is all. 

SECOND. 

Fahrne/B Blood Cleanser or PANA.CEA 
Is now made, as It has been, for thirty years, 
without chang: of formula, or change of 
name. If people have become confused In 
their minds concerning our business It Is no 
fault of ours 

THIRD. 

The price of Fahrnej's PANACEA was 
reduced more Ihnn one year ago, In anticipa- 
tion ol the Panic, which we then plainly fore- 
saw. The piice will remain down — and be- 
fore you order other medicines, give us a ti lal. 

READ THE FOLLOWING: 



'■ from Ettler Ml. . 

Gcbharls, Pi 



I. Sttl/,1. 
, Jan. .,1894. 



The Lands of Hie Crocker- Huff man Land 
and Water Company are adjacent to the 
Southern Pacific Railroad, surrounding the 
City of Merced, Merced County, and are 
among the most fertile in the San Joaquin 
Valley. They are susceptible of the highest 
cultivation and are under the Irrigating £^ . 
He! ^vVTe Company,^. 1 ^ "furnish pure 
water In an Inexhaustible supply. 

For the cultivation of the grape, either for 
the table, raisin or wine purposes, for the 
growing o( peaches, apricots, prunes, plume, 
pears, figs, nectarines, cherries, olives, oran- 
ges, etc., and for the raising of vegetables, 
this section of the State Is unsurpassed. The 
growing of the orange and lemon and other 
citrus fruits Is a success. In fact, all things 
grown In a semi tropical climate can be cul- 
tlva'ed with profit In this locality. 

TERMS: One-fourth cash and the balance 
In two, three and four years, at a low rate of 
interest. 

Low rates can be had at any time over the 
Southern Pacific Railroad. 

lyFor further information call on or ad- 
dress Crocker-Huffman Land and Wa- 
ter Company (Office, The Commercial and 
Savings Bunk), or Wlllet Williams, Agent, 
Merced, California. jptajt 




.'amcrcr & liro , 

Gentlemen:— My order for medicine arrived safely, 

i am glad for the same 1 have alr«ae!y sold four batiks 
Ince It mrlved. The ptopl: are much plc-sed.with it, 
aylng it is the best preparation they have ev(r used f.r 
n'l kinds o( disease. Y urs very iruly, 

H A. S 



Speaks /'rom Experience. 

B-adford Junction, Ohio, Nov. 



4. 93- 



that the 1 
with; 



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lonrinMon com-i-riiitin I'ntcnM ami how (,, ,, tl _ 
'ill, tlli-ILi HTit !:..•. .Vl-.i :i i-:n.' t |i, ;,nj Ul „;.■, I ,■■<,. 

leal and fclontiiic hook* mjuI free- 

I'atcnu taken tbruiu-li Muiui k Co. receive. 

Fnfriulno Wlutlu. *,,.i..,.lilir A..,., ,,, , ,i | 

thus are brought wl.l.-tv KToretl. i.m.lu- with- 
• mt c..t to the Inventor. 'I Inn s-W.'i.dlil ,.:,...., 
-'"■<l«-c.:k-ly,(..Hviiiitlyillu ; -triit.-.|.[iii-..,vl ( ,rilii 

^m' 'JF, 1 -' t" u <" anyiv^MIIU- >v,,rk In thy 

w.iil. - >,( a Tear. !-iitii|.l.- liiHi": :vut (roo 
ini:.iii..:l-.JitH. U monthly, f-i.&un year. Sbiplo 

' ' ; ■ J " " ■ I "'IT mi <r ,■,.,„:,,„, |„,. 1U , 

J,/ n llaI fffc *? Wore, and pbotogropha or irSr 

blN.-f ,1^1 I, .....I ...... ,„, , . Vi . 

MU.Nfl * CO., New Youii, 3U1 DuuAi>WAr. 



Dear Sirs I— I enclose htrewlth £ for which 

pltase send me — tbwn bottles of PANACEA. I will 

lake Ihe agtnry, although I may not become a very 

good agent. Yo'ir testimonial); are unnecessary to me, 

w cf my own knowIedye^aji^cVpeYlence 

yjtilSumo is good, and I dont want to be 

■Jfljutit.' Yourslruly, 

Emakuhl Hoovbr. 

Silas Johnson, Cttstile I'.i., writes under date of Dec. 
i, 1893, " We thought when v/e usedtte PANACEA we 
ul on hand, r ■; we would then quit, but since it is all 
ted, we feel at a low 'or a family medicine. I will say 

right here, that I know cf no remedy that equals the 

l'ANACEA. 

Elizabeth Robinson, cf Mil'ord, Ind,, under date of 
Nov. j8, 1893, writes, "I received Ihe PANACEA all 
right It has proven satisfactMy. Dull site, as people 
cry ' Money Panic' Bui we cannot do without PANA- 
CEA, as it kctps all the doctors away." 

Wm. A. Pilgr m. Reck hland. 111 , under date of Dec. 
, irp,3, (ays, "The PANACEA gives splendid satisfac- 



r. A L Rife, Stiffens vilie, Mo,, writes under ttc 
dalecf Oct 18, '01, "I have a pretty gocd trade in 
PANACEA [everyone that gets one bottle, wants 
another," 

Mr.JohnGiaiT, of Wellman, Iowa, writes under the 
date of Oct, iG, '93. "My hoys were bothered with 
boils, but your Fahincy's PANACEA cured ihem. I can 
recommend it to everybody. Mr. Miller, to whom I sold 
a bottle ol PANACEA, says it is the best medicine he 
ever used for his headache. Miss McCarthy ;ays the 
PANACEA does her more good than anylhirg else. 
Mil) Haggman got her third bottle of PANACEA from 
me the other day, and said that it is the best medicine 
for boils, sores and scrofula to be f;undl 

Mts Ch;s. D. Roycr, Dallas Center, la., under date 
of Nov. 14, says," The PANACEA gives good satisfac- 
tion. It always arrives in good shape. No broken bat- 
tles, and you were prompt in filling my orders, and did 
just as you agiccd to. 1 found you gentlemen to deal 
with. I could have sold more medicine. If cropshad not 
been to psor, and times so hard. We like the PANA- 
CEA very much," 

Tf there is no agent for Fabrncy's PANA- 
CEA til your neighborhood-, write for terms and 
further fat tit tllfirs\ 

Address, Camkrkr A; Bro., 

1575 W. Madison St., 
Chicago, 111. 



1894 




Wanderings in Bible Lands. 

D. L. Miller's latt book of travels, contain- 
ing intensely Int;icUlng reading matter about 
the Bible Lands of Italy, Greece, Asia Minor, 
Nubia, Ethiopia, Cush, and Palestine 1b 

NOW READY. 

The subject matter Is entirely new, no part 

being found In " Europe and Bible Lands." 

Points of Merit. 
1. "Interesting a:count of travels. 

2. Fully and carefully Illustra'ed. 

3. Twenty-four full page Photogravures 
from photographs, and worth several times 
the cost of the book. 

4. Much evidence given on the truthful- 
ness of the Bible. 

5. Nearly 300 different Scriptures refer- 
ring to the Lands of the Book explained. 
This Is what Eld. Lewis W. Teeter of Ha- 
gerslown, Ind., thinks of the book, after giv- 
ing It an examination: 

"Having examined ' Wanderings ' I feel safe in saying 
that the work comes up fully to the description given of 
it. It will prove a very valuab'e accession to Bible lit- 
erature. It illustrates neariy three hundred Scripture 
te.v'g In ihs Old and New Testaments. This feature 
alone is worth several times the coit of the book. It Is 
neatly put up, fine quality ot paper, clear print." 

Sunday school workers -will find this a 
valuable book because the first half of next 
year's lessons are on that part of the Bible 
pertaining largely to scenes In Egypt. 

Now Is the Time to Canvass 

2SP Write quickly, and be sure to state 

your first and second choice of territory. 

Don't apply for a County, but for from one to 

three townships. If you are In doubt about 

the sale of the book, don't ask for terms, 7 

close stamp for Immediate reply. Address as 

follows: Those living in Indiana north of line 

made by southern boundary of Warren, 

Fountain, Montgomery, Boone, Hamilton, 

Madison, Henrv and Wayne Counties, should 

write to W. R. Deeter, Mllford, Ind. Those 

living In Ohio south of line made by northern 

boundary of Darke, Shelby, Logan, Union, 

Delaware, Licking, Muskingum, Guernsey 

and Belmont Counties, should write to W. C. 

Teeter, Dayton, Ohio. 

Those living elsewhere should address: 

Galen B. Rover, Gen'l Agent, 

Mt. MorrlB, 111. 



A Grand Holiday Offer ! 

Ifotman's Self-Pronouncing Sunday Sc/ttfd 

Teacher's Bible as here described, 

given away free. 

In order to get Dubbel's COUGH AND CROUP 

CURE introduced in every home, together with some of 
my other preparations, 1 offer this valuable book as a 
present to interest you. If there is no agent or mine in 
your locality, you can accept this offer. The offer is for 
a short time only. 

The retail price of 
i dozen battles Cough & Croup Cure at 25 cents 

per bottle is ...... *, 00 

% doien bottles Fruit Juice Pills at a ; cents per bet- 

tie is f i.oo. 

1 dozen boxes Carbolic Ointment at 3% cenU per box 



On receipt of $:t.S5 M will sentl this 
quantity of medicine and the Bible. 

Boone, Iowa, Sept. 94, 1803. 
5. E. DunnttL, Dear Sir:~l can recommend your rem- 
edies as being what you represent them to be. As soon 
as 1 need a supply for my family, you can look for my 
order. I am fully satisfied with you in our business and 
can recommend you to Ihe public very highly. 
Y01 



rours respectfully, 
(Signed) Eld. Wm. J. T11 



The price of the Bible is S3.50, hence I don't "make 
any profit on this offer, but I leel sure it will be the 
means of making agents and that I will have future orders 
from you for medicine, when I will then be repaid for 
this liberal offer, as every bottle of medicine sold is a 
standing advertisement. The Cough and Croup Cure 
has no equal. Thousands of testimonials are given in its 
praise. The Ointment is a grand remedy for old Sores 
Piles, Fronted Feet. Etc. The Pills arc the mildest and' 
moil gentle pill that can be used. For full description of 
my remedies see advertisement in " Brethren's Almanac" 
It <:■:■ ,.,, pages 1 and a, or send to me for circulars. The 
Bible I offer you i< described In "Brethren's Almanac " 
page 47. It is " No. C." The cut here shows the book 
open, while the cut in Almanac shows it closed. You 
get this very same Bible, without the patent index. 



ARE Tlte S&X& WW2 RW? 

It need not b: so. Everybody wants Rose Jelly, 
Agents write that people come ten to twelve miles for it. 
Now take the agency for your place and make from $5 
to Ji per week about home. No risk to you. If you 
can't sell it we will take it back and return Ihe money. 
Send a cent stamp for sample, c'.c , or 35 cents for a doz- 

that retail fjr 6a cents, or send 50 cents for a dozen 10 

it boxes that r*.t til for ft, 20: or send $1 for a lot that 
will retail fir^i. We ha e hundreds of lady agents, all 
doing well. Addicss, F. C. Renner & Co., New Mid- 

y, Frederick Co., Md. icowtf. 



PURE-BRED POULTRY! 



mm 



Batrtd Plyrr. 

mouth Recks, 

Strains. Choke Birds for Sale. Eggs 



h Rocks, While Ply. 
id Pekio Ducks. Best 



BRAYTON & BLAKE, 



I Qf] acre farm for sale or trade, in Darke County, Ohio, 
I uU on a goad free pike, close to markets, school and 
church. Over ten miles of tile on the farm. One hun- 
dred acres of liver bottom- balance rolling, but not rough. 
Good orchard and brick house. Will sell all or part. 
Two sets: of buildings; not a foot of waste land on it. 
Teims to suit purihaser. Will sell cheap, as owner is 
bound to go into other business Address, Charles 
Medford, New Wtstcn, Ohio. 50(4 



The Hollinger Fence! 










































































The Best and Cheapest ! 

In orJer to Introduce our fence where we 
have no agents, we will sell you the material 
for a len M'lre fence for 35 cents per rod, — 
posts and ra'chels not included. If you want 
to u*e any kind cf wire or ratchets, write to 
us for prices. 

WE WILL SURPRISE YOU. 

For full particulars send for new circular 
and pr'ce tltt. Address: 

Hollinghr Fence Co., 

Greenville, Ohio. 




Dolman's Seif- Pronouncing edition is the leiding S. S 
Teacher's Bible of the world. It contains the best and 
most recent "Aids and Help<," and is therefore indis- 
pensable to the Ministers, Students, Bible Readers and S. 
S. Teachers. All proper names in the text are syllabi- 
fied and accented. Each Bible also contains a Pronounc- 
ing Dictionary of Scripture proper names and all other 
helps for the stud/ ot the Bible. It is a grand feature of 
the book to have j.ll the proper names syllabified and ac- 
-o-w'.^W, .K-.tir_-.ncvy- iV>pvouuu»retS' A* *iiV aMlmr itaini- 
some present for you or your friend. This offer is made 
especially for people who have not ordered medicine 
from me. Old agents need not apply for it. The Bible 
and medicine will be sent by treignt on receipt of order. 
If you wish the Bible for a holiday present, it will be sent 
by ma 1 if you send ao cents extra, to help pay postage, 
and then Ihe medicioe sent by freight alone. 
Don't fail to accept this offer now. 
Address: s. /'. I>t lllll.l,, Proprietor, 

4 tf Waynesboro, Franklin Co., Pa. 



ajTjTLriiiJTJTJxrmjmrLnjT^^ 

ONE WEEK'S 

TRIAL TREATMENT FREE! 

That is what the proprietor of the famous [ 
Australian S£lect ro Pill remedy agrees to , 
give all readers of Ihe Gospel MESSEKGER [ 
who write soon. This remedy seems to have I 
the magical effects of Electricity upon the ' 
Nervous System to such an extent , 
that all forms of Ntrvous Prostra- 
tion, Kidney, Stiver and Stom- 
ach trouble, Sick Headache, »izzi- 
ness, Catarrh, X,a Grippe and [ 

all sympathetic diseases yield immediately to t 
its wonderful influence. One 'Week's I 
trial treatment mailed free to all naming I 
the Messenger, or 50 days' treatment for ' 
d only gi.oo. Special Terms to one [ 
h live agent in each church. Address, 

I DR. E. J. WORST, 

I ASHLAND, OHIO, p 

ouujuinAruuinnnnnnjuuumjuumuuo 



S-aie S2a.in.e I 

Is the came of the best Silver and Tin Polish made. 
Sample box and Terms ajcents in Stamps. Satisfaction 
guaranteed. Address: NORRIS & SLATER, 
at« Comptoo, Lee Co., III. 



_ . Fence, manufactured by the 

Chain-stay Fence Co., Limited, Covington, Ohio. This 
company is composed of Brethren and aims to treat every 
one (airly. Agents wanted. Territory for sale. For 
circulars and terms address. THE CHAIN-STAV 
FENCE CO., L'fd., Covington, Ohio. 



Dr. Wrlghtsman's Sovereign Balm of i-tle 

S^riMOTHERHOOD 

Every MOTHER ought to acquaint herself with Its mer- 
it*. An honest preparation, — a boon to woman. Writs 
lor circulars and get lull particulars. Addicts: D. B. 
SENDER ft CO., Box «oi, Franklin OroTC, HI. jift 



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THE GOS1 



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was net meant 

from many 

notice. 

K the Goa- 

^"•he said, 

Soever 

\g8 to 



power or authority \ 
as we shall see by re/ 
Acts 2: H-2L, and 
we see that both I J 
ants and handm r' A 
of God which - 
witness for r 1 




net for the Defense of the Gospel,'* 



Vol. 32, Old Series. 



Mount Morris, III., and Huntingdon, Pa., January 23, 1804. 



No. ■!. 



The Gospel Messenger. 



H. B. Brumbaugh, Sditor, 

ftud Buoln'BB Manager oi the East era House, Box '.« 

Huntingdon, Fa. 

Table of Contents. 

Poetry, — 

Poems Unwritten 50 

The Last Command, 54. 

Essays, — 

Primitive Christianity, as Understood and Practiced 
by the Brethren. Prayer. By J. G. Royer. 

Part 4, 50 

"Go," "Teach," "Preach." By N. D. Underhlll. 

Chapter 1. — Who? 50 

Mother and Daughter. By C. H. Balsbaugh, 51 

Home Again. By O. S. Youn't, 52 

What Think Ye of. Christ? By A. Hutchison, 51 

A. Triple Trio, or Salvation Outlined. By C. E. Ar- 
nold 52 

Fragmentary Gatherings By J. E. Youpg. No. 2,. 53 

A Warning to Parents. By J. H. Miller, 53 

Missionary and Tract Work Department, — 

Items, 54 

Mission Receipts ior December, 1893, 54 

Editorial,— 

Items ...56, So 



ment of the world, we can gdfcsome light on the 
question. OhriBt came into the world to establish 
a government within a government,— a kingdom 
within a kingdom,— or a wheel within a wheel. 
The latter may seem a little strong and yet, when 
we look at the power invested in Christ's King- 
dom, the relation expressed is not too strong, nor 
the power necessarily corflicting. All govern- 
ments are of God, that is, they are permitted by 
Him and their power is limited within certain 
bounds, beyond which they cannot go. Though a 
hidden Kingdom, yet it is the master wheel 
around which all others must rotate. Under the 
Old Dispensation these kingdoms were held in 
reserve to regulate his own Kingdom on the 
earth. When Israel sinned, the Lord pressed the 
power of the heathen kingdoms upon them until 
their waywardness was snbdued and they wero 
broogb t to repentance. And we are not sure bnt 
what, in a sense, He deals thus with hiB spiritnal 
I iira*l. yet. , . 

But the relation between the people of God and 
the kingdoms of the world has been ohanged, and 



1 emv............ ..^. £' Sl ~P i ae 3churob is now represented as being 1 

Our Ptijot'n to tlie Government, -. •,,? - u j ' < t 

tw' .03! r. ■.. - L j . v , I y J 1 earthly kingdom,— as pilgrims and sojourners, 



JtiBua 



narfc of the namm 

■ .v here luc aunuch was Baptised 57 

Poor Fund, 57 

Who Changed the Sabbath? 58 

The Work oi the Holy Spirit 58 

From the Field 55 

Notes from Our Correspondents, 59,60,61 

Correspondence, 61, 62 

Matrimonial, 62 

Fallen Asleep, 62163 

Advertisements 63.64 



OUR RELATION TO THE GOVERNMENT. 



Because of our position as editor we have a 
great many questions proposed to us, many of 
which are purely personal, others are so local that 
they interest only the few who are directly con- 
nected with the circumstances about which 
information is asked. All such questions are 
answered by personal letter, if the importance of 
them seems to demand it. Then there are some 
questions asked that we fear are more to gratify 
an idle curiosity than to receive a real benefit. 

Then, again, there are questions asked of 
general importance, and, we believe, with the best 
of intentions. These we try to givo our attention 
as time and circumstances admit. Before us we 
have the following: 

* "What relation is there between a Christian 
and the Government?" 

This is a question of gTave importance and 
rather difficult to answer without entering into a 
rather lengthy discussion. That there is a rela- 
tion between the Christian and the Government 
under which he lives, is very evident from the 
letter and spirit of the Gospel. But this relation 
is a very peculiar one and requires much dis- 
crimination on the part of the child of God. 

If we go back to the time that Christ and hie 
disciples lived in the world and under a govern- 



Beeking and travelling towards the land or king 
dom that is promised and lies beyond the Jordan. 
And yet we, as sojourners, while sojourning, form 
a kingdom, distinct and separate from the world, 
controlled by a power that rules the destinies of 
the nation. 

Christ, while here, formed the nucleus of this 
kingdom, and in doing so organized certain rela- 
tions between this kingdom of his and the then 
assumed earthly kingdom, that was to be respected 
and observed. The inscription of Cest»r en the 
tribute money was significant and Bhowed where 
it belonged. And the rendering to Cesar what to 
him belonged, by the express command of Christ, 
not only certified the right of rule bnt, further, a 
relation to that rule. 

When God was represented by a kingdom on 
earth, that kingdom asserted its power in physical 
force and met the enemy in common warfare. If 
passage was refused, then they forced their pas- 
sage by chariot and by sword, and as long as they 
were in the way of right, they were sustained by 
Divine Powor and the victory fell on their side. 
But in the kingdom of Christ, as represented on 
earth, there is no oarnal sword. Ours is a king- 
dom of peace, and we make our passage by way of 
permisBion and subjection, and when the condi- 
tion of the permits or the subjection conflicts 
with the rules of our kingdom, we patiently accept 
the penalty. So taught Christ and his disciples. 
In no case are we to invite or court opposition 
and penalties, but we are to be wise as serpents 
and harmless as doves. This refers to our exer- 
cising in the relation that exists between ns and 
the government under which we live. 

But the question is, What is this relation? 
We don't know of any relation with which to 



compare it that is exactly similar. Perhaps that 
of the landlord and tenant comes as near to it as 
aoy we might give. The landlord owns certain 
houses or lands. The tenant, by giving a certain 
part of the productions, or paying a stipulated 
sum of money, gets a temporary possession of the 
premises and has delegated to him certain 
privileges. These may continue as long as the 
contraot is faithfully observed. Now, the enjoy- 
ments and success of the tenant depends largely 
on how faithfully he complies with the requiie- 
ments and uses the privileges. If he exercises 
wisdom in his deportment towards his landlord 
aud is harmless in the care of the property 
entrusted to him, additional privileges may be 
granted, and, if misfortunes come, by the asking, 
he may be relieved from suoh requirements a? he 
cannot fulfill. 

Some-what similar to this is the relation between 
the Christian and the government. The govern- 
ment may represent the landlord, and we, as ihe 
Lord's people, the tenant The government 
grants us certam^privileges, — we are allowed to 
htwe hm 1 >n. n, ..M.ii.S'.ig. Its am: of proteotiJ- x 
is thrown aronnd us in these homes and wherever 
we be, in our own country and even in foreign 
lands. In addition to this we are allowed the 
elective franchise, and in this way, can have a 
voice in saying what the laws shall be, and who 
shall txeoute them. Better still, we are per- 
mitted, unmolested, to worship God according to 
our understanding of his will, as well as to carry 
out the regulations of his kingdom on earth, and 
all attendant privileges. 

The requirements are that we shall pay, to this 
government, tribute or taxes, to be loyal to the 
best interests of the government, and to help pro- 
tect in times of danger. Now the question 
arises: Can we, — as subjects of the kingdom of 
Christ,— accept all the privileges and comply with 
all the requirements. As to the owning of houses, 
lands, property, we believe there is no question. 
We accept this with all it means, and, perhaps a 
little more sometimes. We are prone to emnlate 
the example of father Jacob in driving shar- 
bargains, and then ask our landlord to swerve jj 
a little from his ruling to protect ub in t r _ 
But the relation, we believe, allows us just*." 
enjoy this privilege if we do it in harmony v, 
the laws of our own kingdom. 

As to the privilege of voting or having a voice 
in who shall make and execute the la^onrceB 
government under which we live, tb Jn( * en *- 
does not seem to be ao clear. Wh*> " r * erv 
quiet and peaceable life during our tojbuiu 1 . 
and as mnoh as the law will allow. For this we 
are to pray, the first part we mean,— or, rather, 
pray for our rulers that we may enjoy such a life. 
And as we loudly preach that we are to work aB 
we pray, or, as we sometimes preach that the 
Lord, in many cases, enables us to answer our 
own prayers, it would seem that in some instances 

(Ow/MM tn t*t* S3) 



60 



THE GOSPEL ME? 



}&K- 



January 23. 1894. 



hj.BSSAYSk^ 



POEMS UNWRITTEN. 



Selected by I.tdh- M. Harshlargcy. 

THfcRR are poems unwrllten and songs um ung, 
Sweeter than any that were ever heard — 

Poeim that wait for an angel tongue, 
Songs that but long (or a paradise bird. 

Poems that ilpple through holiest lives — 

Poems unnoted and hidden away 
Down In the soul where the beautiful thrives 

Sweetly as flowers In the airs of the May. 

Poems that only the angels above us, 

Looking down deep In our hearts may behold- 
Felt, though unseen, by the beings who love us, 
Written on lives as In letters of gold. 
Ladoga, Tnd, 



PRIMITIVE CHRISTIANITY, AS UNDERSTOOD 
AND PRACTICED BY THE BRETHREN. 



[We invite careful nnil Intelligent criticism on nil Hie articles published 
under tall liend. Criticisms on language, facts and arguments will lie in or- 
der, and should be sent to the author of the article to which they refer.] 



by j a. noYEn. 



" Fray without ceasing, 
of God in Christ Ji 



y thing glvi 
ng you. 



thinks: for this Is the will 



liters 



In Four Parts —Part Four. 
PRIVATE 0)1 SECRET rlUYEB, 

lor ha< bocu eriKl that aec ' " yer is, "the of- 
fering up of en individual heart alone to God." 
Seoret prayer has also been denominated "The 
spring of all true devotion, " since none but those 
who pray in secret can pray acceptably to God in 
public All true prayer in pnblic is a kind i>f se- 
cret prayer. It is true that the one who prays in 
pnblic kneels amoDg bis fellowmeD, bnt he is as 
much alone with God as if he were in his cloBet, 
He may think of those who kneel round about 
him; he may seek to put himself in their places 
so far as their needs and wants are concerned; he 
may labor earnestly to give expression to Iheir 
confessions; but "the nnmont he begins to think 
grown of what they are thinking about his prayer," says 

tlva'er! Dr. Simmons, " that moment he ceases to pray, 

TEI because he is no linger alone with God." 

In two Seoret prayer may or may not be manifested by 

lnteret those outward signs which usually distinguish 

public worship. When the Lord said, " When 

South ""on prayeat enter into thy closet, and when thou 

hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in 

W secret, and thy Father which seeth in secret shall 

dress Cr<ocKE. 1WRr< i taee openly" (Matt. G: 6), he meant that 

t.r Company (<_ worshiper shoald enter within himself, and 

Strings Bunk), ojj n( j an< j thought pray to the Father. The 

M^r«d,Cilitoml. £ a i iteI . a i c]oseti8 not ^0],,^^ indeed to 

'6 some place or spot to which one may and 

.oes resort for private prayer is one of the most 
rsnccessful means of promoting the spirit of secret 
jjut it is not an absolute necessity, 
un company or seated in the congrega- 
jCAVEAlS.TRnbtJld of God may separate himBelf in 
COPYpifr^jeling from those around him, cIob- 
' tfS»* 9l r™ k' 8 eyes and 6ar8 to a " 'oat is going 

** ao»? ' tiB BOnl in 8ecret devotion to God. 
« o1 ?" »ko' prayer or devotion, and it is in this 
tsflj ' .at all publio prayer is secret prayer, 
-ten the worshipper resorts to a literal closet or 
place of retirement, then may he in his seoret de- 
votion employ those ontward means, as Scripture 
reading, kneeling, and audible words, by which 
publio worship is distinguished. 




The numerous Bible f«'n;-le»- ,l "6 LflllOS. 
every Ohristian.-especially the~7 trlmI , ( „,„,,,„. 

to have some spot to which ho IBftaiHng matter about 

mnne with God. It is eaid of y<>%£ji£?* ln0 '' 
"he went ont to meditate (pray) IV 
eventide." Gen. 24: 63. Of young X 
aaid " he went into hiB chamber . . . '^'"^ds," 
on his knees three times a day and prayer 
Dent. G: 10. Nathaniel was found under the fig 
tree; and "Peter went up on the housetop to 
pray;" (Acis 10: 9), and while there, ii sec.et de. 
votion, the Lord showtd him that Christ was to be 
preached to the Gentiles, It is not an unusual 
thing for God to manifest himself to his children 
when they are at their secret devotione. Of the 
Master himself it is (aid that "when he had sent 
the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain 
apart to pray; and when the evening was come he 
was there alone." 

Although he had so much work to do wilh oth- 
ers, he chose sometimes to be alone. He did this, 
no doubt, to be an example for us, and we should 
learn by this example that those are not his fol- 
lowers who cannot enjoy themselves when they 
have no one else to converse with bnt God and 
their own hearts. • 

Secret devotion has many advantages. It is the 
channel through which God pours spiritual life 
into the soul; and the streams of good which pour 
forth from a Christian life have their Eource in 
fpriogs opened in the closet. 

The Christian always has acceeB to eecret devo- 
tion; hence he who cultivates the spirit of prayer 
is not entirely dependent upon the public jpeans 
of graoe for spiritual erjoymenr. Does distance, 
inclement weather or pfiliction prevent his meet 
ing with the Bainlo Vn tii<a pnfc&c assembly? t j*Te, 
may nave the song, the £oripture, tno prayer, ,111. 
commnnion with Uod in his home and be edifiVz. 
There are profesrung Cbris'ianB who do not enjiy 
the services of rn« earjctuary unlesB the singing, 
the prayer and tue sermon come up to their ex- 
pectations. Not bo with one who habitually gofB 
to God in secret prayer. Is the song, the prayer, 
the sermon excellent? He enjoys it as muoh as 
any. Does the sermon or the song not come np 
to his expectations, he makes np what may be 
wanting by communing with God in secret, and 
goes away, having proved in his own experience 
the promise that "they that wait upon the Lord 
Bhall renew their strength. iBa. 40; 81. 

FAMILY PRAYER.— ITS PURPOSE. 

God has very wisely endowed the parent with a 
love for his child, which makes the welfare of the 
child a pleasure to the parent. It is this that 
prompts the parent, by every possible means, to 
give his child the benefit of his own experience. 
On the other hand, there is in the child a disposi- 
tion to submit to the wishes of the parent, and to 
yield (unless it has been mismanaged) to his au- 
thority. 

This disposition receives constant training and 
culture on the part of the child through that prin- 
ciple in the marriage relation which makes sub- 
mission to the husband the duty of the wife. In 
this way the child is daily reminded by the exam- 
ple of the one, whom he most loves and respects, 
that submission on his part is both graceful and 
dignified. It is evident, too, that if this disposi- 
tion to submit were wanting, our entire social sys- 
tem would be disarranged, and untold misery en- 
tailed upon the race. 

It is et| nally apparent that because of these re- 
lations existing between the parent and the child, 
the eternal deetiny of the child is very largely 
placed into the hands of the parent. This, in 
turn, brings great and weighty responsibilities 
upon the parent,— responsibilities whioh, however, 
if properly met and discharged, prove to be a 



A Grand W( 



and peculiar blessings to both 



IMmaiis Srl/-Pri a ' 

Teacher's Relatione existing between parents 
' „ en, and children of the same family, 

In order la get r ' ** 

cure : iiitroduce^g to render the acknowledgment of 

my other prepar ° 

present lomu-rodness and mercy, and man's dependence 

your loc.tmy, yt 

a short time M eminently fitting. These relations also 
lutuef the united supplication of parents and 
children for divine favor and protection a natural 
as well as a very appropriate duty. To do this in 
the capacity of a household is a most appropriate 
and edifying engagement, more especially be- 
cause of its salutary influence upon the children. 

It is through Scripture reading and prayer at 
the family altar, properly oonducted, that the 
principles of the religion of Jesus are most buc- 
oessfully incorporated into the advice and instruc- 
tion of the parent to his child, and since God has 
given the child a disposition to accept the counsel 
of the parent, family prayer is a most successful 
means to lead the child to Christ, and promote 
religions growth and development during the 
youthful period of his life. Family prayer aleo 
associates all the fond recollections of childhood 
and the hallowed associations of home, — the pri- 
mary ohuroh, — with the child's religion, or per- 
manent home in the church. 

Children, therefore, can enjoy no greater earthly 
blessing than that of being daily led by pious 
parents to the throne of grace at the family 
altar,— a blessing which, through all the checkered 
ecenes of life's journey, will go with them as "a 
pillar of cloud by day, and a pillar of fire by 
night." Ex. 13: 21. Long after the parents have 
gone to their reward will those children remem- 
ber with gratitude and joy thoBe saored seasons 
of devotion at the family altar. What incentives 
*g:-rjictr»rent8 to have a permanent -fablisbed 
a^ok toVavfay^u in the/ family' . Ho?"., 
account of that parent who neglects the help of. 
the family altar in bringing up his children! 



"GO," "TEACH," "PREACH." 



BI N D. DNDEBHILL. 

In Three Chapters —Chapter One— Who? 
The above commission, or command, is sup- 
posed to be the last command given, the last le- 
quest made and probably almost the last words 
uttered by Christ to his dieoiples, while he was 
with them on the earth. We are always anxious 
to know what were the last words of our loved 
ones before they passed from earth (o the next 
world. The last words seem to have a peouliar 
significance. The last will or testament of a per- 
son is the one that is obeyed by the law. A per- 
son who would not obey the last request of one 
who was about to pass into eternity, would be 
considered very hard-hearted. But how few of 
us take heed to the last request of our Blessed 
Redeemer, our Glorified Savior, our dear Elder 
Brother, our Lord, our MaBter, our Friend, our 
Kingl There is muoh reason why we should pay 
strict heed to his words and obey them. 

1. He has suffered and borne so much for us 
that it would be base ingratitude, not to do all we 
possibly can, in return. 

2. All power and authority in heaven and in 
earth are his. Should not his subjects obey the 
oommand of their King? What would be the 
awful consequence? It would be the grossest ig- 
norance, the moBt foolish frivolity, to disobey the 
absolute command of tho Lord and King of heav- 
en and earth. Then let us take heed to hiB last 
words and see to whom they were spoken, and for 
whom delivered. JesUB says, " Go ye." Now we 
know that this commission was delivered directly 
to the apostles, who were chosen to be his wit. 



January 23, 1894. 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER. 



61 



nesses in all the earth. But that it was net meant j 
for the apostles alone, is evident from many 
passages, only a few of which we will notice. 

When he commanded them to preach the Gos- 
pel to all nations, — to every creature,— he said, 
" Teach iDg them to observe all things, whatsoever 
I have oommanded you." One of those things to 
be observed, was the last and very important 
command to " preach the Gospel," and it is bind- 
ing on every one who hears the Gospel preached, 
for there is no respect of persons with God, nei- 
ther is there male or female, Jew or Gentile, 
bond or free in Christ. All are one, or, in other 
words, all are equal. Every man and every 
woman stands responsible for their own sonl be- 
fore God, so we are commanded to preaoh the 

Gospel to EVEBY CBEATCEE. 

Why? In order that eveky soul may obey. 
A part of the commission is, "Baptizing them in- 
to the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of 
the Holy Ghost," We are so carefnl to obey this 
to the letter, that we insist on a trinne baptism, 
performed into the three separate names of the 
Godhead. A partial obedience will not suffice. 
Even ao we require each separate individual to 
obey all of that command. It would not do at 
all for Mr. B. to accept baptism in the name of 
the Father, and Mr. 0. in the name of the Son, 
and Mr. D. in the name of the Holy Ghost. It 
will not do for Mrs. A., B., 0. and D. to rely 
upon the obedience of their husbands or fathers 
or friends or brothers for the salvation of the 
whole family or race. No; we insist that every 
creature must obey the whole oommand, for Je- 
sus says, "He that believeth and is baptized shall 
be saved, but he that believeth not shall be 
damned. 
We know that every oreatare must obey, thf. 



t 

We Know mad uvoijt uioouuio **.««.. y"^ fi 

nartofthe commissic"; but, dear reader, Jesus 
said, " Teaching them to observe ail things, what- 
soever I have commanded you." It is jast as 
much a command for every creature to "preach 
the Gospel" as it is to "be baptized." And Je- 
bus said, "If ye love me, keep my command- 
menta." John 14: 15. He also said, "If a man 
love me he will keep my words." Verse 23. 
When he prayed just before his cruel death, that 
beautiful, loving prayer, it was not for hie apos- 
tles alone, but for all that should believe on him 
through their word. We are all willing to claim 
the benefit of this prayer,— all willing to accept 
the blessed promise which goes with the commis- 
Bion, Matt. 28: 20, all willing to be baptized and 
be saved, but how loth are we to obey that other 
part of the dear Lord'a oommand, oommisBion, 
will or request! 

How prone we are to say, " That was meant 
for you; not for me." " You go; bnt as for 
me— I can't preach!" This is very much the 
way Moses talked to God when called to lead the 
•children of Israel out of bondage,— "Oh, I'm not 
a flaent speaker. I oan't lead, I can't teach." 

Such are the excuses of those who do not 
wish to obey. It is not modesty. We tell our 
little ones that "can't" is a lazy word. God 
promised to be a month and wisdom to MoseB, 
even so Christ promised wisdom and talent and 
his own divine presence and help to those who 
should obey him. He promised to ondne them 
with power, authority from on high,— with the 
Holy Spirit of God. What more can we aBJt? 
• What need have we of power or anthority, of wis- 
dom, or talent, if we are never going to nse them? 
Ah, sister or brother, they were prcmisea and 
given only to the obedient. Acts D: 32. 

The apostles were endued with power or author- 
ity from on high, when the Holy Spirit came up- 
on them, Bnd they all spake. But the apostles 
were not the only ones who were endued with 



power or authority by ihe gift of the Holy Ghost, 
aa we shall see by reading Joel 2: 28, 29, 32, and 
Acts 2: 14-21, and many other passages. Here 
we see that both the sons and daughters— serv- 
ants and handmaidens, —received the Holy Spirit 
of God which gave thorn power or authority to 
witness for Christ,— to preach the Gospel to ev- 
ery creature of all nations, even as he had com- 
manded them. 

Furthermore they did " preach," or witness for 
him, — both men and women, — and were not con- 
demned, but commended for it. Acts 21: 9 and 
Kom. 16: 1-10 show that the daughters of God 
did labor in tho high office of the ministry, which 
Paul commends, i. e, "prophesy." 

Had women not been allowed to prophesy, 
Paul would not instrnot them to wear a covering 
when they do so, bnt in that he instmota them to 
cover their heads during prayer and while proph- 
esying, it is tvident that he allows them to do so. 
The only reason that Christian women have been 
kept from obeying the Savior's command, whioh 
was given for all hio disciples to oboy, l. e., "Go," 
"preach," is, that Paul said, "Let yonr women 
keep silence," etc. 

Now let us examine this and see whether it 
really means what we have so long imagined. In 
the first plaoe,— a aemiheathen claBs who had bnt 
recently begun to be oivilized by the influence of 
the Gospel. If any doubt this, let them read 1 
Cor. 1: 11-13; 3: 3, 4; also ohapters 5 and C. 

Paul was writing to the brethren,— men, Chris- 
tian men, Christian husbands,— and, we believe, to 
the husbands of untaught (unconverted) wives or 
women, for he says, " Let your women keep si- 
lence in the churches; for it is not permitted un- 
to them to speak; but they are commanded to be 
tfy v der obedience, as alBO saith the law." Now we 
know that the redeemed of Christ are no longer 
under the law, or under the curse, having been 
redeemed therefrom by the blood of Christ; hence 
it could not have been redeemed women that Paul 
referred to. That hia restrictions no doubt re- 
ferred to the asking of questions (exposing their 
ignorance) is evident from the following verse (1 
Cor. 14: 35), "Let them ask their husbands at 
home." Now that could not possibly refer to the 
unmarried, nor could it consistently refer to the 
wife of an unbeliever, for Paul would not advise a 
Christian woman to learn how to serve Christ by 
taking the advice of an infidel husband; hence 
these two classes, at least, are excluded from the 
list of women whom Paul commands to keep si- 
lence, " for it is a shame for women to speak in 
the church." 

Now compare this with 1 Cor. 11: 6, 6,— Paul's 
own words— and we shall see where the shame or 
disgrace oomes in. It iB when an unconverted, 
unredeemed, ignorant woman, uncovered by a 
symbol of the Lord'a redemption (whioh covering 
signifies that our sins are covered, by the sacri- 
fice of our Divine Head) presumes to speak or 
ask questions in church. We have known the un- 
converted wife of a believer to put herself forward 
in church affairs upon the presumption that her 
husband's interests were her own. It led to dis- 
grace and shame. But to the daughters of God 
Christ and the angel said, "Go, tell my breth- 
Go, tell his disoiples," Matt. 28: 7-10 



Panl himself Bays, " There is neither Jew Lor 
Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there it 
neither male nor female: von IE ABE all ONE IN 
Obbibt Jesus " Gal. 3: 28, 29, Now let me ask, 
dear brethren, if we are all one, ought we not all 
to speak the savie thing? (1 Cor. 1: 10) to obey 
the eamo commandments? and to try in every 
right way to present the Gospel to every creature? 
Some say, when they oan find no other excuse, 
that the " word 'prophesy ' does not mean preach- 
ing tho Gospel," but it does mean, "speaking 
God's Word to human beings." Webster defines 
it as follows: "To ntter predictions," "foretell 
events," "act of foretelling or preaohing," "to 
preach, instruct in religious doctrineB," etc Now 
it means just this: To prophesy istoconvey God's 
Word to man ; it is both the foretelling of the future 
and the witnessing of the past. In an early time 
it consisted mostly of the foretelling of future 
events, pointing to OhriBt, but now it points back- 
ward to Christ on earth, and forward to Christ in 
heaven; back to Christ on the cross, and forward 
to Christ on the throne. 

Some will Bay, "Bnt not all have the gift of 
prophecy." Thin iB true, bnt Panl says, "Covet 
earnestly the best gifts;" and again, " So may all 
prophesy " and " follow after spiritual gifts, but 
rather that ye may prophesy." 1 Cor. 12: 31; 14: 
land 31.' Now, if we love Christ, we will keep 
his commandments, for if we have the spirit of 
God (Bpiritof love) we will love him with all the 
heart, all the mind, all the strength, and all the 
noul, and we will love our neighbor as onrself. 
We love onr own Bonis enough to try to have 
them saved Then, as soon as we have obeyed the 
GoBpel,— had our own ains pardoned, and received 
the witness of the Spirit, the Comforter,— wo will 
have an intense longing to save some one else. 
We will desire to see that preciouB brother, or 
sister, or child, or friend, or neighbor, or compan- 
ion, walking in the way that leads to eternal life. 
11 For whosoever shall oall upon the name of the 
Lord shall be saved," but " how Bhall they call on 
him in whom they have not believed? And how 
shall they believe in him of whom they have not 
heard? And how shall they hear without a 
preacher?" 



MOTHER AND DAUGHTER. 



The commission to apeak the blessed words of 
life and of salvation was delivered first to the 
faithful women who sought the Lord, by the 
month of the Lord and of the angel. Who, then, 
Bhall say that any redeemed child of God, wheth- 
er it be a sister or brother, may not preach the 
glad tidinga of salvation? When the men re- 
ceived the words of those faithful, obedient wom- 
en as idle tales, OhriBt himself reproved them for 
their unbelief and hardness of heart. Mark 16: 14, 



BY 0. H. BALSBAUaH. 

Beloved in Christ: — 

Tnis morning I went to the post-office with 
my mail unstamped, in the hope and with the 
prayer that the All- Proprietor would supply my 
wants, and lot your letter waa waiting, and my 
necessities anticipated. Warm thaDks for your 
opportune self-sacrifice. Incarnate Deity has 
chosen for the symbol of Hie own deepest joy 
and highest glory, the Cboss We are not truly 
His until we yearn for, and "know the power of 
His resurrection and the fellowship of His suffer- 
ings, being made conformable unto His death." 
Philpp. 3: 10. A stamp, or a cup of cold water, 
is only a very little thing in itaelf, bnt it involves 
the mighty, fundamental, eternal prinoiple that 
gave na a Oruoified Savior. The divine resources 
are infinite, and His sacrifice is correspondent. 
He did so much, because He could. Our service 
is measured by the same rnle. See 2 Cor. 8: 12. 

Ihe purpose of the hear! mnet be the sweet 
constraint of tho Cboss, and then all sensed tieces- 
sity is lost in the blessed impulse of love. See 2 
Cor. 9: 7. The pangs and heart-rendings of 
Holy Love are eweeter than the moat thrilling 
transports of selfishness. God is ready to suffer 
the utmost coat in the outgoing of Hie good-will 
for the redemption of sinners. When this wonder- 
ful love is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy 



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53 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER. 



January 23, 1891. 



\ 



Ghott, we are just like God in our readiness to 
spend time and money and strength and life in 
leading sinners to the saving knowledge of Jeans 
Christ 

The one objeot that God haB in view in all His 
dispensations, is to make us partakers of His 
Nature, and give us a share in Hie work, in His 
sacrifice, in HiB joy, and in "the far more exceed- 
ing and eternal weight of glory," which He has in 
reserve for His faithful elect. We do not under- 
stand the blessedness of Matt. 11: 29, 30, until we 
experience the reality of Col. 3: 3. The joy set 
before Christ ia also set before you and me, and 
all who see the great issue through the agony acd 
gloom of the cross. See Heb. 12: 2. The burden 
that lay on Christ taxed even Omnipotence: the 
whole world's sin was crushing His body and 
soul. But the promise of His Father, and the 
great and eternal outcome of His incarnation sus- 
tained Him. The same promise, the same hope, 
the same glory are ourB. Horn. 8: 17, 18, 

"All the fullness of the Godhead dwelleth 
bodily in Jesus;" and He is "Gcd's unspeakable 
gift" to ub poor sinners. Col. 2: 9. 2 Cor. 9: 15. 
You are co-workers with God, and you have all 
the resources of Deity to depend upon. Write 
Heb. 13: 5, (1, upon your snowy banner, and go 
forth on your noble mission, in the confidence 
and joy of Pa. 71: 10. Let Ps. 62: 6 always 
ring in your heart and sing in your life; and 
never lose sight of Acts 9: 16, atd 20: 24. Let 
everybody real the name of JeBns on your fore- 
heads, and see the glory of Heaven in all your 
ways. This is the true Christian life, 

I have Been great sinners, murderers, fornica- 
tors, thieves, drunkards, blasphemers, infidels, 
but I have not yet met one that was eo utterly 
dead, that prayer for his BBlvnticn was out of 
place. God has a large heatt, and it is all pulsat- 
ing in Christ, and every drop of blood shed on 
Golgotha has infinite efficacy, and can cleanse 
from all Bin, but one, and this one tin does not 
exhaust the provision of (he atonement, but it 
kills the soul itself in all its Grdward sepiiation 
and capacity. God alone knows when that pet- 
rified stage is reached. Oar comprehension of 
the soul's possibility of salvation is too sballow^to 
prononuce infallibly in such an awfnl case. 
Treat everybody, even the vilett and meet Satanic, 
as if there was still a spark left, that may be 
kindled into life eternal. 

I was once speechless, but not now, " Bless the 
Lord, O my soul; and all that in within me, blesB 
His holy name." Ps. 103: 1. I am not near so 
good as you Buppose, "I am less than the least of 
all saints." Eph. 3: 8 Grace I Graoe! Supera- 
bounding grace 1 This is all my glory and all my 
hope. Be holy. Live for Jesus. Bury yonrself 
in Mark 11: 23, U, and Eph. 6: 18, 19. 

Union Deposii, Pa. 



HOME AGAIN. 



It ia not the will of the Lord that one of ns 
should perish. He is cot like tbo elder brother, 
who got Bngry because his father rcade a feaBt for 
hiB lost sou. He said, "Lo, these many years do 
I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time 
thy commandment. . . . But as soon as this tby 
eon was come . . . thou hast killed for him the 
fatted calf." 

How many of us show our great displeasure 
when a wandering prodigal comes homel We 
ought to rejoice, as there is joy in heaven in 
presence of tho Lord and among the angels. We 
ought to go out and help search for such persona 
and bring them to Christ. Christ did not remain 
far eff in heaven, but came down here to save ue, 
and search for thoEe lhat were lost. I was lost 
but, thank the Lord, I have betn found, end em 
now lesdy to help other piodigole to return heme. 

We must seek after the loBt ones diligently, till 
we find them, and tell them where ihey aie, cut 
in this dark and sinfal world. We must show 
them the way, and how they may find Christ, 



WHAT THINK YE OF CHRIST ? 



falling down to the ground." Luke 22: 40-44. 
And when we realize that all this suffering was 
for us, we cannot do otherwise than think well of 
and adore him for the great sacrifice which he has 
made for us. 

4. We behold him next with a scarlet robe 
placed on his body, and a crown of thorns upon 
his head. Then the soldiers of the governor took 
Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto 
him the whole baud of soldiers. And they 
stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. And 
when they had pV.ted a crown of thorns, they 
pnt it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: 
and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked 
him, spying, Hail, King of the Jews! And they 
spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him 
on the head." Matt. 27: 27-30. After beholding 
all these sufferings, aud feeling that it was all en- 
dured for you, " what think ye of Christ?" 

5. We here behold him on the cross: "And he 
bearing his cross went forth into a place called 
the place of a skull," etc., where they ornoified 
him, and gave him vinegar to drink. "When 
Jeans therefore had received the vinegar, he said, 
It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave 
up the ghoat." See John 19. 

6. We lastly behold him washing his disciples' 
feet. And what do you think of him now as a 
leader? The Lord says, "Behold, I have given 
him for a witness to the people, a leader and com- 
mander to the people." Isa. 55: 4. Now it is 
here stated that he is both a leader and com- 
mander. Aud we cannot deny that he did lead 
the way in washing the feet of his disciples. He 
plainly stated to the disciples at that time that he 
had "given them an example." He also stated 
that he had given it that they shonld do to one 
another as he had dene to them. And he gave 



BY A. HUTCHISON. 

1. We will look at him as the shepherds did. 
The angel said unto them: "And this shall be a 
sign unto you; ye shall find the babe wrapped in 
swaddling clothes, lying in a manger." Luke 2: 12. 
Looking at him from thiB standpoint, everybody 
views him with admiration, and, of course, thinks 
well of him. Yes, we all love to geze upon him 
thus, and admire bim as the infant redeemer of 
the world, and feel like giving him homage as our 
Deliverer t n 1 Savior. 

2. We bsholi him as he approaches a city 
called Nain. As we thus view him, our anxtetye^^hei^a. glorious promise at the time that he in- 



BY O. 8. YOUNT. 

" What man of you, having a hundred sheep, If he lose one 
of them, doth he not leave the ninety and nine In the wilder- 
ness and go after that which was lost, until he find It?" 
Luke 15: 4. 

A sheep has left the fold; it has gone astray, 
and is lost in the wilderness. The Bhepherd goes 
after it; he hunts over the mountainB and in the 
ravineB. When almost discouraged and ready to 
abandon his s-arch, he finds it. Then he rejoices 
over it; brings it home aud calls his friends and 
neighbors in. He tells them to rejoice with him, 
" for I have found that which was lost." He re- 
joices more over the lost sheep than he does over 
the ninety and nine safe in the fold. So will onr 
Heavenly Father rejoice more over one Binner's 
return than all the ninety and nine jost persons, 



are wrought up to a very high tension. We ob- 
serve him as he meets a funeral procession near 
the gate of the city. This procession is carrying 
to the cemetery " a young man who is the enly 
son of his mother, and she was a widow. And 
much people of the city was with her. Aud 
when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on 
her, and Baid unto her, Weep not. And he 
came and touched the bier; and they that bare 
him stood still." It would seem to us by this 
time that this stranger is acting very strangely 
indeed, to step in and intercept the advance of a 
procession like this. And we would be about 
ready to pass a criticism upon his conduct. But 
behold, he says unto the dead man, "I say unto 
thee, Arise. And he that was dead sat up and be- 
gan to speak. And he delivered him to his 
mother." If we were to witness all this, we 
would be impressed as those were who were 
really eye-witnesses. The record says, "And 
there came a fear on all; and they glorified God, 
saying, That a great prophet is risen up among 
us, and that God hath visited the people." And 
surely, by this tim.9 all are ready to think and 
speak well of him, for we further read, "And this 
rumor of him went forth throughout all Judcea, 
and throughout all the regions round about." 
And doubtless all are ready to extol him to the 
highest point possible. Read Luke 7. 

3. We now behold him in the Garden of Geth- 
semane. When he went out to the garden, his 
disciples followed him. "And when he was at 
the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter 
not into temptation. And he was withdrawn 
frcm them about a stone's cast, aad kneeled down, 
and prayed, saying, Father, if thou be willing, 
remove this cup from me: nevertheless, not my 
will, but thine, be done. And there appeared an 
angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. 
And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: 
and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood 



stithted aud c&lbbr&tscl ther fcet-wai&ing, th° « , _* i p. ■ 

per aud the Communion. He said to them, 

"If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do 

them." John 13: 17. What think ye of him now, 

since he promises happiness to those who will 

obey? Obii we expect the blessing if we fail to 

comply with the conditions upon which it is 

promised? 

•«•«* 

A TRIFLE TRIO, OR SALVATION OUTLINED. 



BY C, E. ABNOLD, 

I. Parties. 

1, A just and merciful God. 

2, A sinless Redeemer. 

3, Sinful man. 

II. Parts Performed, 

1. The atonement on the part of the Redeem- 
. God must reqnire a penalty for Bin in order 

to satisfy the eternal principle of justice and re- 
tain his character as a just God. ThiB penalty 
Jesus paid in his death. "So Christ was once 
offered to bear the sins of many." Heb. 9: 28. 
"And he is the propitiation for onr sins." 1 
John 2: 2. 

2. Grace on the part of God. This favor is 
shown by God in his accepting the penalty by 
substitution! instead of requiring every man to 
Buffer the just consequences of his own sins. 
This kindness was prompted by God's love, and 
amounts in itself to a gift. " For by graoe are ye 
saved through faith ; and that not of yourselves: 
it is the gift of God." Eph. 2: 8. 

3. Faith on the part of man. (o) Necessary' 
in order to please God: " Without faith it is im-- 
possible to please him," Heb. 11: 6. (b) Neces- 
sary to BBoure the grace of God: "For by grace 
are ye saved through faith." Eph. 2: 8. . (c) 1 
Must be in the name of Jesus: "For there is 
none other name nnder heaven given among men, 
whereby we must be saved." Acts 4; 12. (d)' 



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THE GOSPEL MESSENGER. 



63 



Most be accompanied by worke: "For as the 
body without the spirit is dead, so faith without 
works ia dead also," James 2: 26. 
III. Results. 

1. God's justice is satisfied. 

2. God's mercy is exercised. 

3. Man is saved. 

How to harmonize God's mercy with his justice 
in the treatment of fallen man was a problem in 
divine economy. God's plan of grace and re- 
demption was arranged with reference to this 
twofold end: "That he might be just and the 
justifier of him which believeth in Jesus " Eom. 
3: 28. This is beautifully and grandly accom- 
plished. What a grand conception is this great 
redemptive plan, grounded in the love and favor 
of God, legally accomplished through the shed 
blood of his Son, and made available to man 
through a living faith I Let us contemplate it 
more. 

Mcpherson, Kans. 



FRAGMENTARY GATHERINGS. 

BY J. B. VOCNO. 

Jesus' Leison on Economy.— Number Two. 

"Gather up the fragments that remain, that noth'ng be 
lost." — John 6: 12. 



Fragments are the small parts or little things 
which, when combined, make up the whole of life 
or anything else. 

Little opportunities are frequently lost. (I 
carry in my heart to-day a little message which I 
should have delivered in one of the prayer meet- 
ings at Mt Morris twelve years ago.) An oppor- 
tunity negleoted never returns. A similar one 
may come, but the first is gone forever. Many 
people wait for a great opportunity, while the lit- 
tle ones improved may accomplish the greater 
gocd Paul at Athens on Mars' Hill had a great 
JL, opportunity; he improved it, too; but we do net 
i learn. t \^. church established there. While at 
I Philippi he had several little opportunities; he 
I did not lose them, and a powerful church was 
I begun. 

Then there are fragments of influence. The 

Si-* influence of each of us, detached from all around 

I us, would scarcely be felt. But when it is com- 

I bined it is a power for good or for ill. The little 

( snowflake might Bay it has no influence, and it 

J has bnt little when alone, but, combined with all 

the rest, it oovers the earth with a mantle of 

white and stops the ponderous train. The rain 

( /drop might speak in a similar way. 

Is it not true that the reason many congrega- 
tions do not prosper is because the members have 
detaohed their influence instead of combining it? 
Christendom at large is wonderfully detached, 
and the world is taking advantage of it. 

Fragmentary giving should not be forgotten* 
The Master's praise to the widow and his reproof 
to the rich show that the motive forms a large 
element in giving. Large institntions in this 
world are very prosperous because of their frag- 
mentary support. Our postal system is one; 
street railways, another; and if we would have a 
fragment for the church each time we visit her, 
as we have for onr postal system, etc., she would 
never go begging. The one penny a week would 
do wonders. Some say they will wait until they 
can give creditably. To whom did the Master 
give the oredit, the one who gave much, or the 
one who gave little? 

Then there are fragmentary deeds, or little 
deeds. Some say they will wait until they can do 
something worth notice; they will not try to pray 
until they can make a pretty prayer; or talk until 
they can talk nearly like eome other brother or 
sister; or teaoh in Sunday school until they can 



do nearly like Borne other one. Ob, take care of 
the fragments of society, of opportunity, of in- 
fluence, of giving, of good deeds, of time, etc., 
that nothing be lost. 
Beatrice, Nebr, 



N. A WARNING TC 



A WARNING TO PARENTS. 



BY J. H. MILLEK. 

How many pBrents can at the close of life say, 
We have fully discharged onr duty towards our 
children ? Paul would have ns understand, that 
we Bhould not provoke our children to wroth, but 
bring them up in the nurture and admonition of 
the Lord. And again, 'Fathers, provoke not 
yonr children to anger, lest they be discouraged." 

The biiuging up of children properly, is one of 
the great duties resting upon parents at the 
present time, mnch more so than in former years. 
There are so many inducements held out to draw 
them away. God spake kindly concerning Abra- 
ham, "Shall I hide from Abraham that thing 
which I do— for X know him that he will command 
hia children and his household after him, and they 
shall keep the way of the Lord to do justice and 
judgment." 

The Lord was anxious that Abraham should 
"command his children and his household." By 
so doing he would induce them to keep the way 
of the Lord. Gen. 18 : 1 f— 19. Let ns hear God's 
warning voice to his ancient Israel, "Hear, 
Israel, The Lord our God is one God, and thon 
shalt love the Lord thy God, with all thine heart, 
and with all thy soul and with thy might; and 
these. words which I command thee this day, shall 
be in thine heart, and thou shalt teach them dili 
gently unto tby children, and shalt talk of them 
when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou 
walkest by the way, and when tbou Iiest dojpn and 
when thou risest up." Dent 6: d-7. 

Under the' law, God was very oareful to teach 
the Israelitish parents how to raiee their children. 
They were to speak to them in the kouae concern- 
ing the law, and how they should love God with 
all their heart. " In thine house " is a good place 
to speak to the little ones, by reading a portion cf 
Scripture, singing a spiritual song, then bowing 
around the family altar, and invoking God's 
choicest blessing upon the children. 

I waB forcibly impressc d with the need of more 
training for the young mind some years ago, as I 
was away from home, holding a series of rceatings, 
One evening, as I was about ready to go to church, 
a brother came in great haste with a. message like 
this: " Brother wants you to come at once 



and see his dyiog daughter." 

I could not go just then, as I had no other 
minister to fill the appointment, but said I would 
come over the next day. So, the next morning, I 
hastened away to see the young lady. When I 
arrived, I asked the father what was desired. He 
could not tell, but said the daughter wanted to see 
me. I came to the bedside and said to her (she 
had consumption), "What do you wish me to do 
for you, Bita?" She could only speak a few 
words in a whisper. Her eyes were rilled with 
tear?, but she could not then speak. I asked if 
she wanted me to sing for her. She assented by 
a nod. I then asked her, " Do you want me to 
pray for you?" Another nod of the head. I 
then asked her if she desired to unite with the 
church? With an anxious look she whispered, 
" Yes." 

I then had a season of prayer, and arranged to 
baptize her the next day. There was no water 
oloBer than ten miles. I asked her father if he 
knew that his daughter wiBhed to join the church? 
" No, but I knew something was pressing upon her 



L 



mind for days." said he. " Why did you not speak 
to her before she came down so low?" I asked. 

Ob, I was too timid. I would not do so again) 
I did wrong," said he. 

How oareless some parents are iu not speaking 
to their children, while in good health, about doing 
something for their soul, and espeoially before 
they get so low. I am satisfied thoBe children 
were not taught their duty to their God. 

After I held a conversation with the parents 
about baptising their daughter, they at first 
thought it could not be done, saying that she was 
too low. I told them, " With God all things are 
possible." The daughter said she oould stand it, 
and I told them I would baptize her if they would 
allow me to do so. They consented. 

The next day, at twelve o'olock, was the ap-^ 
pointed time. A water tank, two miles away, was 
to be brought. I went home, twelve mileB away, 
and returned the next day. When I came nothing 
was prepared, bnt some neighbors were there. I 
inqoired, "How is Etta this morning?" " OjnBt 
alive; this morning at seven o'clock we gave the 
alarm; the neighbors came, expecting her to die 
and so we made no arrangements." By teno'olook 
she had rallied so that she gained consciousness. 
I spoke to her; I asked her if she still felt ss 
though she were able to be immersed?" "Oh 
yea," oame the reply in a faint whisper. I ordered 
the tank brought. By three P. M. we had enough 
water to baptize her. This was in March, and the 
well water was nearly as cold as ioe. We carried 
her out more like a corpse than a living being. I 
went in the tank with her, so we had " much 
water." She was baptized with only a slight 
straggle. 

This was done in a neighborhood where people 
did not believe in immersion,— only in sprinkling 
.".ml pouring. Some of the spectators said I would 
kill her; othors that she would stand it, as her 
faith wab so strong. One-half hour after baptism 
she spoke load enongh to be heard over the 
room. I shall never forget that angelic form and 
expression upon her countenance. She lived 
twenty-six hours, and while sitting upon a rooking 
chair, her spirit quietly took its flight to the 
Elysian fields of glory. 

Ob, let me address you, my dear fathers and 
mothers; teaoh your children the need of a 
Savior, and do not wait until they come toadying 
bed, then act as unwisely as some have done. Do 
not be so unmindfal of your duty as to never say 
one word to them abont getting ready to cross the 
chilly waters of death. Do not let them die out- 
side of the church and enter the "great beyond" 
without a promise to live eternally happy. 

Qoshen, hid. 



' 



OUR REL4TI0N TO THE GOVERNMENT. 



( Cottcluditl from firtt page . ) 

at least we should use the power that is thus 
delegated to us in the election of such men to 
office as would be most favorable to interpreting 
and executing the laws in suoh a way as would 
give ns the religions freedom and quietness and 
peace that we desire. These are privileges that 
have been set before us and in the using of them 
we mnat use the wisdom of the serpent and the 
harralessnesa of the dove. 

As to the exactions made upon us by the 
government, there are none that we cannot com- 
ply with if the law is fairly interpreted. We can 
and should be loyal to our government in labor- 
ing for its promotion and best interest, and as to 
going to war, we are exempted because of our 
avowed conscientious principles. There is mnch 
more that could be said on our relation to the 
government, but we have not the time or space to 
do so now. 



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51 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER 



Janua y 23 1894 



Missionary a n d Tract Wori Departnuut 



"Upon the first day of the week, 
lit every one ol you lay by htm In 
■tore aa God hath prospered him, 
that there be no gatherings when I 
come."— 1 Cor. ifi: s 



" Every man as he purpoieth In 
Ml heart, lo let htm give. Not 
grudgingly or ol necessity, lor the 
Lord loveth a checriui glvtr."— a 
Cor, 0: ». 



MOW MUCH SHALL WI t)|VKf 

" Every man according ta hit ai-iltty." " livery one at Gati halh frvf 

firtd hint." "Everyman, according at ht fiurfiottlh in hit atari, so let 

him give." "For II there be first a willing mind, It Is accepted according 

Ic that a mart hath, and not according to that he hath not."— a Cor. C: rs. 



OrganfzafioQ of Bisslonarjr Jonwltt!!. 



THE LAST COMMAND 



BY N. R. BAKER. 



Daniel Vaniman, Foreman, 
D. L, Miller, Treacurer, 
Gas-sh B. P.oyse, Secret!-;', 



McPherson, Kant, 

• Ml. Morris, 111. 

Mt, Morrill, IS. 



Organization of Book and Tract lor.. 



S. W. Hoover, Foreman, 

S. Bock. Secretary and Treasurer, 



Dayton, Ohio 
Dayton. Ohio. 



WA11 donations intended lor Mlsslonr.ry Work should be ee.it to 
Galbh B. Kovbk, Ut, Morris, III. 

tr-All money lor Tract Work ehould be cent to 3. Bcce, Dayton. 
Ohio 

tWMazt7 mft 7 be sent by Mcne7 Order, Registered Letter, or Draft! 
on New York or Chicago. Do not send personal checks, or dralts on In- 
terior towns, as It costs as cents to collect thecal 

WSolldtors are requested to lalthlully cany out the plan ol Annual 
Meeting, that all our members be solicited to contribute at least twite a 
year lor the Mission and Tract Work ol the Church. 

W-Notes lo. the Endowment Fund can be had b7 writing to the Sec- 
retary ol either Work. 



No man oan do right nntil he ceases lo do evil. 

Don't sing hymns in minor when yon want feel- 
ings in major. 

Tlte ohnroh haa ita sleepera and its pillitiB. 
Which do yon prefer to be? 



It is one thiDg to tell people how to walk, bnt 
far better to show them how. 



See to it that the one sitting near yon in 
ohnroh has a book to sing out of. 

A well-lig-hted, well-ventilated room counts 
mnch in making evening services good. 

When yon nod aBsent to something the preacher 
is aaying, always do it with yonr eyes open. 

The road to heaven is plain enough for any 
man who is in real earnest about finding the way. 

If the aonl could oat oorn and wheat, we wonld 
be more justiBed in keeping onr cribs and garners 
fall. 



Don't pray too long prayers in public and too 
abort prayers at home in private, if you want to 
help the aeries of meetings. 

If you will send the Messenger into an uncon- 
verted family for one year, that means fifty ser. 
mons during the year, rain or shine. 

Man, do not join the church because, they say 
they might not hold out. The fact is they've 
never done anything else than hold ont. They 
need to begin holding in. 

In the missionary line there is yet a great work 
in onr own oonntry to be done. In the United 
States there are said to be 32.000,000 of people 
who do not attend church. 



Then why to Idly stand. 
In the (ace of this command, 
The last he ever gave 
Downlallen man to save? 



He speaks to every one; 

Oh, may his will be done, 

And each be willing rjulte 

To help dispel the night, 

And bring the world to light! 

" INTO ALL THE WORLD," 

O'er Afric'8 arid sands, 
O'er Asia's fertile lands, 
O'er Red Men's native wilds, 
And o'er the countless Isles 
That dot Ihe rolling sea 
He calleth you and me. 

"and preach " 

Not merely place within the reach, 
But read, explain, expound to each. 

"THE GOSPEL." 

For that alone dispels the gloom, 
And for enlightenment makes room, 
And marks out paths of usefulness, 
And leads through meads of truthlulness, 
An J comfort gives, and grace renews, 
And soul with hops of life Imbues, 
And helps the fa'kn one to rise, 
And drives the dark from heathen skies, 
Inspires all hearts with faith and love 
For him who lives and reigns above. 
Oh, grant us wisdom, Lord, each day 
To preach the Word without delay 
To all the world, lo every race, 
In every tongue, in every place. 
And double every effort true 
To carry all thy precepts through, 
And then we'll praise, from every land 
And bless thee for thy Last Command. 
CtcsitirJiMC. H ' ,S C. 



MISSION BECEIPTS POE DECEMBEE, 1893 



Theiie is in the United 8tates one preacher to 
each 800 persons. If everybody attended meet- 
ing, and the people fairly divided, each mini B ter 
wonld have a large congregation to address. 

Tee .Ram's Born says, "The devil fights hard 
to keep a good man from getting on his kneep " 
Yes, and he succeeds in most of the churches for 
he haa them to sit still while the preacher does 
the praying. 



B5T Should there be any amount sent In during the month 
that is not herein acknowledged, please notify the Secretary 
immediately, giving amount, date of sending, and ho-w sent 
Corrections for this month, If any, will appear in connection 
with next month's report. Usually, amounts mailed after 
the 2bth of a month appear In the following month's report. 

HOME AND EDBOPEAN FOND. 

Pennsylvania. — Summit church, 86 73; un- 
known, SI; Myeredalo chnrch, S14S1; Yellow 
Creek chnrch, 89.25; Huntsdale Sunday school, 
S7.47; John S. Hershberger, Everett, 82; H. B. B , 
Gettysburg, SI; Mrs M D. Barndollar, Everett,' 
85; Mre. Margret Calhoun, Everett, S10; Samuel 
Hcffman, Sualp Level, S10; John Bennett, Arte- 
mas, $3.25; Fairview Sunday school, S3.15; Jacob 
Guyer, Loysburg, 82 60; Bister Miller, Green- 
castle, 50 cents; total, 876.66. 

Indiana — David Wnnce, Hegerstown, 50 centa; 
Thanksgiving, Idaville, 24 cents; Lydia Shnman, 
Bath, S5; Nettle Creek chnrch, S12 80; Thanksgiv- 
ing Social, near South Bend, 8440: a brother and 
sister, Salem City, S5; White Head churoh, S5.78; 
Stony Creek cburch, $1.50; Bethany church, 
818 52; Elkhart Valley, 86 25; Noah and Eunico 
Early, South Bend, S5; Jacob Michel and wife, 
Salem City, 83; Mattie Mathue, Sulphur Springs 
50 cents; total, 869.49. 

Z..1110...-S. J. Thompson, Mt. Morris, 25 cents- 
Miobael Neher, Virden, 85; Cerro Gordo chnrch, 
S2.75; Amanda HarriB, Mt. Morris, 25 cente; Pan- 
ther Creek church, 84; Joe Prioe, Mt. Morris, S3; 
a aister, Mt. Morris, 825; total, 40.25. 

loroa.-EnsHiji, River churoh, S1125; Eoglish 
River Sunday school, 97 cents; E. He D ry, Derby, 
S2 65; Cedar Rapids chnrch, S2 50; M. Soyder' 
Hawarden, 82.15; Panther Creek churoh, S5; Mrs! 



D. M. Baughman, Pulaski, 60 cents; Mrs. Mary 
Wileon, Bel.'e Plain, S5; M. A. Young, Prairie 
Oily, 81; a brother, Yale, 85; Eliza A. Seabrook, 
Welrnan, 50 cents; total, $36 52 

Ohio— Mrs. J. S. Lawrence, Columbus, 25 
cents; Eliza Home, Roseville, SI; Elijah Home, 
Rjseville, S1;Q E. Home, Roseville, $1; Upper 
Stillwater church, 87.60; Geo. Funderburg, North 
Hampton, 81; Anna Gaver, Rageraville, $1; Ed- 
ward Shepfer, Rageraville, SI; Lick Creek church, 
85; Peter Neff, of Sigar Creek church, 82; Lower 
Mia mi church, 85 50; total, 826 35 

West Virginia.— German Settlement chnrch, 
811 ,7; Greenland church, 83.75; Pugh & Wol- 
ford, Angnsta, S2.50; May M. Williams, Frank- 
ford, S1.75; F. O. OunniDgham, Bunker Hill, S3- 
total, $22.77. 

Nebraska.— Weeping Water ohnroh, $12; Susan 
Rothrock, Carlisle, 65 oents; South Beatrice 
church, 4S centB; Susan Rothrock, Carlisle, $7.65; 
total, 820.68. 

Maryland— J. E. Gnagey, Accident, $10; a 
sister, 85; two sisters, Hagerstown, $2; a sister, 
Baltimore, SI; total, $18. 

Missouri— A brother, Oenterview, $5; Smith 
Fork church, 86 49; Mineral Creek church, $2- 
total, $13 49. 

Kansas.— From brother and Bister, G. M., $10; 
Wade's Branch chnrch, 50 cents; Mary R Mohler, 
Clyde, 50 oents; Mrs. A. Wright, Kiowa, $1.60; 
total, 812 60. 
Minnesota —A brother, Winona, $10; total, $10. 
Yirginin— Mrs. Sarah Muse, $2; Beaver Creek 
church, 87.10; total, S9.10. 

Arizona.— Franklin and Fannie Davison, Prea- 
cott, $3; J. M. Yanhorn and family, Glen Dell, 
So; total, $8, 

Louisiana— 3. 8. Peebler and wife, Jennings, 
85; total, $5. 
Florida.— Keuka church, $5; total, $5. 
Oregon— Ocqnille Valley churoh, $5; total, $5. 

T l otBl •-.••• ., $378.81 

Interest from Endowment Notes- C OI .. ^S.75 

Interest from loans of Endowment Fund". i-84 75 

Total for this Fund $602.31 

INDIA MISSION DEI>ABTMENT. 

Missouri.— A brother, $7; total, $7. 

Ohio— Unknown, 50 oents; Maumee chnrch, 
$6.05; total, SS.55. 

Maryland — A sister, of Sam's Creek churoh, 
85; total, $5. 

Pennsylvania.— Ephrata Sunday school $1 75- 
total, SI 75. 

Washington, D. C— Some members, S1.45; 
Washington City Gospel Mission school, 26 cents- 
total, $1.71. 

Indiana.— Nettle Creek church, S1.50; total 
81.50. 

Illinois. — Children's Mission, Ohicaeo. $1- 
total, SI. 

Virginia,— A brother, Maurertown, SI ; total, $1. 

BDHMAItY. 

Home and European Fund $602 31 

India Mission 25 61 

Total receipts for December, 1893 627.82 

Total receipts for December, 1892 689.27 



Decrease . 



$ 41,45 

Galen B. Roieb, Sec. 



Foil a time the territory west of the MissisBip. 
pi was under Roman Oatholio rule, and not till 
about ninety years ago was a Protestant permit- 
ted to own one foot of land in Buy part of the 
country named. This shows what the Catholics 
would do if they could. At the present time 
much the greater portion of the land is owned by 
those oppoBed to Catholic rule, and the change 
has proven a blesBing to the nation. 



January 23, 1891 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER 



65 



*FROM i THE t FIELD* 

"Go, work in my vineyard." 

Report of the Boys and Girls' Bible School, Fourth 
Quarter, 1893. 



Balance for last quarter, $548; little folks of 
Eel lVver church, Wes' Hobbo, Ind, through 
Emanuel L-c krone, $2 28; Mary E. Lsedy, 
Lsrwill, Ind., $1; South Waterloo Sunday school, 
through Maggie O. Miller, $10; Purchase Line 
Church, Pa, through Amanda 0. Phillips, 30 
cents; Lick Greek Sunday school, Bryan, Ohio, 
through Jaoob Brown, $3.27; John E. Gnagey, 
Accident, Md., $2; Mrs. J. B. Bluebaugb, Kobins, 
Iowa, $lj Melrose Center Sunday school, Grundy 
Oo., Iowa, through G. A. Moore, superintendent, 
$10 58; sister Annie R Koop, Linwood, Md., $3; 
Elizi A. Freet, AHoona, Pa., $1; Josiah Bneghly, 
Accident, Md., $1; George W. Kael2il, Gapland, 
Md., $1; Autietam churoh, Pa, through J. F. 
CMdf, $i.O; Jaana R Gish and wife, Stuttgart, 
Ark., to purchase Testaments fo." school, $[0; it- 
terest, $2 62; from scholars, $9 32; total, $73.85 
expenditures. 

Advertising and printing (meetings, removal 
notices, etc), $8 68; furniture and fixtures for 
school, $11.17; cl>1hing and shoes, SG 50; rent, 
$21; medicine and doctor, $5; taking scholars to 
love-feast at Woodberry, $1; Bibles, $1.25; fuel 
and light, $7; labor, $1; Testaments (donated by 
James R Gish), $10; treating scholars to oranges, 
SL 25, total, $73 85 James T. Qdinlan, Snpt , 

Baltimore, Md, 12 West Camden Street. 

From McPherson, Eans. 



One year has passed since husband and I 
traveled iu Ohio, visiting churches and friends. 
Daring that time husband preached at various 
jJSL-ElWfiP ..'Many, changes have taken place in that 
Bhort time. I think of the many with whom we 
became acquainted. Soma are in the church, 
working as valiant soldiers. Some are very 
young, but to all I say, "Work on; your prize ifl 
at the end and your reward is in heaven " Others 
were influenced by the convicting power of the 
Holy Spirit, to come into the foM of Christ. I 
will ask all such, What have yon done for the 
Master? We are taught "to grow in grace and 
in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior." What 
advancement have yon made in that direction? 
Have you been improving the talent God has 
given you, that, when he comes to reckon with 
you, he may find you have gained other tal- 
ents? Others we found, who became deeply con- 
victed of sin and were almost persuaded to follow 
Christ, yet they would not yield to the gentle 
wooings of the Spirit We pity such and plead 
with them not to turn away from that gentle 
pleading voice, which says, " Come unto me all ye 
that labor and are heavy laden and I will give yon 
rest." 

Others we saw, who were oareless and uncon- 
cerned. The preached Word had no effect, but 
they would only scoff at the Word and at God's 
children. For suoh we have great concern, and 
can only pray that God will send deep conviction 
to their hearts, that they, too, may be Baved. 

A few we met who were once with us, but have 
turned away to the pleasures of this world. Oh! 
I would say, What are your hopes beyond this 
life? You are advancing in years and have but a 
short journey to make. Then consider your way 
and retrace your steps, as the wages of sin is 
death. Oome baok to a pleading Swior who is 
ever ready, with outstretched arms, to receive you 
if you will but come. 



We remember the tillicted ones. Oar heart 
yearns for them. We paid them special visits, 
aud now learn that they are still enduring afflo 
tion. The tear starts as we thiuk of them iu their 
afflicted condition. We pray for them that they 
miy have the comforting Spirit with them in their 
sick-room as well as elsewhere. Do not be dis- 
couraged, "For our light afflictions, which are but 
for a moment, work for us a far more exceeding 
and eternal weight of glory." 

Wehavj nov moved from Centre View, Mo., to 
McPherson, Kins , where we received a hearty wel- 
come. The reason for changing our location is, 
that husband wishes to devote his whole time to 
the ministry, which leaves me alone, as the chi'- 
dren are all from home. Two are married, and 
one is attending school at thia place. Here I can 
have better churoh privileges when husband is 
away. 

This year I have not yet been permitted to 
travel with him. He ib at present in the Newton 
church, at an cut-post near Walton, Kans , preach- 
ing. 

A sad occurrence took plaoe here on College 
Place. One rf the students rooming at Prof. 
Harnly's, took sick with poeunionia aud died oa 
the morning of Dec. 21. His parents, who live 
eight miles in the country, were summoned, 
They with the help of a physician, could not 
save him. I helped to care for him during the 
last few days and found him to be a patient suf- 
ferer and one who had embraced religion in his 
early youth. He was one of the brightest 
students, one of unsurpassed moral oharacter and 
unusual intellectual promise. The funeral aerv 
isr-e took place in the College Chapel, and burial 
in the cemetery near by. Amanda Witmoiie 

McPherson, Kans. Dec 28 



ward the work of the church and building up the 
cause of Christ. 

You are all young, compared with the churoh 
ia. America. It would be well for you to have 
some of our old ami experienced brethren 
amongst you. As some of you probably know, it 
was deoided in our Annual Meeting two years 
ago that one of onr brethren should visit you onoe 
every three years. The Lord willing, one of the 
brethren will come over to you next year, to stay 
some time with you, help along with the work, 
and to build up the cause of the Master, which 
will i e very much appreciated. 

Our American members are taking much in- 
terest in our Soandinaviau Mission Work as well 
as the welfare of the church; bo we ourselves 
must try to do as good bb we kuow how. Of 
course, we oan not all I e preachers or mission- 
aries, but we can all testify not only with out 
words, but also with our lives, to the truth of God's 
Word, and be thoroughly acquainted with it, that 
we may know how to answer every man and be 
able to defend our own faith and doctrine, which 
is from God. 

Now theD, my dear brethren and Bisters, I have 
been trying to point you to some of the important 
principles of our Christian life. Let us all try to 
reach forward for something better aud higher, 
iu order that we may obtain more of the natureof 
Christ. J. W. Johnson. 

Mi. Morris, JU. 

A Sad Accident. 



To the Churches of Sweden and Denmark. 



CoNgcrona of having neglected to write you, I 
can only say that I have been very buBy since I 
came to this country. 

Oar churches, here iu America, are very pros- 
perous. Many sortJa are fuming from the way of 
darkne6B to the way of righteousness It some- 
times may cost self-denial and even some of the 
goods of this world, yet it ie for the bfsfc In 
dea^h we have no use for this world, neither for 
the things which are iu it. 1M as, therefore, be 
happy in oar condition and calling in which God 
hae placed us, being patient in our trials and 
tribulations, for there is a great recompense. 

As thia ia Christmas, I shall have a few words to 
say with reference to it. Oar way of celebrating 
Christmas here is not just like it ie at home. Of 
eonrae, it is jaat according to the condition, as 
well as the different classes of people. 

Mnch distress is fonnd everywhere, and in 
America thousands of people are suffering, owing 
to their financial difficulty, and alao on account of 
their spiritual condition. So we find that, ae long 
as we abide in the home of our physical body, we 
are and e'nall be eorronnded by all these earthly 
things, for they beloDg to the earth, and will pass 
away. Bat you, whoeo desire is to live for God, 
have something better to live for, though we 
sometimes may find onritlves weak and poor in 
our Christian life. This does not mean that we 
should give up our faith and trust, which we have 
in God, but that we should gradually improve by 
getting nearer and nearer unto him, for we can 
not live too mcch for Christ, or get too much like 
him. While we are preparing ourselves for the 
eternal home, let us remember that our work is 
all iu vaia, unless we persevere faithful!? and 
steadfastly until tSe end. 

While you are few in number, it would be good 
for you to do all the good you can, in pushing for- 



On Now Year's Day Bro. A. W. Cosuor, in 
company with a neighbor boy and hie sou, started 
t) his brother's. He was accidentally shot by his 
son, and dierl from the effects of the wound, in- 
side of fifteen minuteB. Bro. Cosner leaves a 
widow, (a sister) and eight ohildren to mourn his 
sudden and uutimnly death. Hie remains wero 
to-day interred in the burjing ground near the 
Allegheny church, surrounded by a large con- 
course of relatives aud friendB from far and near. 
Tho sad affair caused a shock over the entire com- 
munity. Che bereft family have the sympathy 
of the neighborhood, May God's blessing be 
upon them! We heard yesterday that sister 
Leatherman, of KejsBr, W. Vs., met with a like 
fate; all by the careless handling of firearms. 

Raphael Baker. 

Mount Storm, Grant C\, W, Va, Jan. 3. 



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on of hands, arc the' means ol adoption Into the household of God,— the 
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It also maintains that Feet-washing, as taught In John 13, both by ex- 
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THE GOSPEL MESSENGER 



JsDuat y 28, 189 



The Gospel Messenger, 

A Weekly at $1.60 Per Annum. 

FOBLISHBD BY 

The Brethren's Publishing Co. 



D. L. MILLER, 
J. H. MOORE, 
J. B. Brumbaugh,) 
J. G. Rover, ( 

JOSEPH AMICK, - 



Editor 
Office Editor 

Associate Editors. 

Business Manager. 



^"Communication! for publication should be legibly written with 
blftok Ink on one side ol the paper only. Do not attempt to Interline, or 
ta put on one page what ought to occupy two. 

EB^Axrnytnous communications will not be published. 

(3F~Do not mix business w.tb articles tor publication. Keep your 
communications on separate sheets from ail business. 

W Time Is precious. We always have time to attend to business and 
to answer questions of Importance, but please do not subject us to need 
less answering ol letters. 

t9~The Mbsshngbr la mailed each week to all subscribers. II the ad- 
dress Is correctly entered on our list, the paper must rezcb the person to 
whom It Is addressed. If you do uot get your paper, write us, giving par- 
ticulars. 

WWhtn changing your address, please give your former as well as 
your future address In full, so as to avoid delay and misunderstanding. 

HF" Always remit to the office from which yon order your goods, no 
matter from where you receive them. 

|3F~Do not send personal checks or drafts on Interior banks, unless yon 
nend with them ;; cents each, to pay (or collection. 

0f h'cinitt.-.r.rc* should be made by PoBt-ofbce Money Ordei, Drafts 
on New York, Philadelphia or Chicago, or Registered Letters, made pay- 
able and addressed to "Brethren's Publishing Co., Mount Morris, III.," 
or " Brethren's Publishing Co., Huntingdon, Pa," 

IOr"EGtercd at the Post-office at Mount Morris, III., as second-class 
matter. 



Mount Morrir, 111., 



January 23, 1894 



Bbo. Wm. B. Sell, formerly of Genda Springe, 
Kane., may now be addressed at Grenola, Elk 
Co., same State. 

Bro. W. R. Miller is now in the midat of an- 
other series of meetings in Chicago, with one ap- 
plication for baptism, and a good interest in the 



Bro. Samuel Murray was able to attend servi- 
ces in the Chapel last Snnday, both morning and 
evening, for the first time in nearly three months. 
He is slowly improving in health. 



One of our readers desires to know, when the 
division between the Greek and Latin churches 
took place. He will find that question answered 
in Bro. Miller's letter in the last iBsne of the Mes- 
senger. 

Sixteen members attended the recent love-feaat 
in Ar'z^na There were four ministers present. 
The number is small, but the start is a good one, 
and we hope to see the cause prosper in that lone- 
ly part of the great West. 



Bro. P. 8. Miller, of Boanoke, Va,, writes us 
that about fifty united with the church during 
the two series of meetings recently held by him 
in Franklin County, that State. His letter will 
be published next week. 



Bro. J. H. Larkins and wife are spending the 
winter at Beebe, Ark. SiBter Larkins' health is 
much improved. They are anxious to receive 
traots and o spies of the Messenger for free dis- 
tribution. When you have read your papers 
send them to Bro. Larkins, 



We oannot tell what a day or two may bring 
forth, but at the time of this writing, Wednesday, 
Jan. 17, we are favored with weather as pleasant 
aBthat usually enjoyed in April. For the last 
sis weeks we have experienced the most delight- 
ful winter weather we have ever seen in Northern 
Illinois. And while it may not be the best for 
health, it certainly is a favor to the millions of 
poor that may be found in all parts of the land. 



Bro. D. B. Price was in Rockford, III., over last 
Sunday, where he held three meetings. At pres- 
ent there are eight members in the city. Ar- 
rangements have been made to have preaching 
there every second Sunday in each month. 



Some of our readers wish to know whether the 
first day of the week, or Sunday, was kept sacred 
as a day of worship before any of the Popes de- 
creed that the Sabbath Bhonld be changed from 
Saturday to Snnday. They will find that ques- 
tion answered in one of the editorials in this is- 



.1 '■■ reply to those who are making inquiry about 
the Sunday-school song book that the Annual 
Meeting authorized to be published, we wish to 
Bay, that the work is now in the hands of the 
Compiling Committee, and we hope to have the 
book ready for delivery Bometime during the com- 
ing spring. 

Any person who will think for but one minute, 
cannot help seeing the necessity of the reports from 
the churches being very short. In the last issue 
we gave 49 of these reports on two and a half 
pages. This shows the great advantage of com- 
munications being short and to the point, other- 
wis3 n^t half of the amount of news coald be given 
in the paper. 

The Brethren's Tract Work at Dayton, Ohio, 
sent tome tracts on Trine Immersion to a Baptist 
minister in North Carolina. We received a let- 
ter from him a short time ago, stating that the 
reading of the tracts had convinced him that 
trine immersion was the apostolio mode, and that 
he had given up his single immersion and adopt- 
ed the original mode. 



The Signs of the Times, Oakland, Oal., recent- 
ly published that "the Trustees of the Dunkard 
Church" in Prattsville, Miob., had united with 
the Seventh Day Adventists, and had also turned 
the meetinghouse over to their ubb." This U a mis- 
take. Oar Brethren did nothing of the kind. 
Proof to the contrary will be published among 
the correspondence next week, 



One of our brethren wishes to know whether 
some congregations have a right to send four and 
five delegates to a District Meeting. We answer, 
that they have not. There can be but two at 
most from any one congregation. See Revised 
Minutes, page 52, Minutes for 1866, where it say b: 

These (District Meetings) shall be formed by 
one or two representatives from each organized 
church." 

Bro. Josiah Beeohly, of Engle's Mills, Md., 
writes that for the last fifteen years he has been 
handing his Messenger to the poor to read. 
That is good. But he does another good thing; 
he sends one dollar as a donation, for the purpose 
of having the paper sent to a poor Bister during 
the entire year. We wish a few thousand of our 
brethren would in this manner help preach the 
Gospel to the poor. 



Writing from Huntington, Ind., Bro. D. H. 
Snowberger Bays: "Oar meetings in the Court- 
house, conducted by Bro. Noah Fisher, have just 
closed with ten additions by baptism, one re- 
claimed, and two more to be baptized. Several 
others are expected. Better order and attention 
I never saw. After the first week the people 
could not all be seated. This is the first protract- 
ed effort by the Brethren in this place, and the 
work has progressed far beyond our expectations. 
In every city the harvest is certainly ready. God 
speed the day when a church shall be established 
in each city I" 



How is this for a boy twelve years old? A boy 
who will do without skates in order to help the 
paor has a good heart. We hope to hear of this 
boy later in life, for this is a good Btart. Here is 
his letter: 

Enclosed please find twenty-five cents(25)to be used either 
for the Western sufferers or to help send the Messenger. I 
am a boy twelve years old. This money I had saved to buy 
a pair ol skates. But papa and mamma get Ihe Messenger 
and I read about so many people who cannot get It, that I 
thought I would rather give It to them, than to spend It for 
skates. John F. Landis. 

At a council-meeting in one of the churches in 
this State, our agent was not present to solicit 
and receive subscriptions for the Messenger. 
The elder of the church said that would not do; 
so he appointed an active young brother to call 
on all the members present and have them sub- 
scribe. That elder ie anxious for every family in 
his congregation to read the paper. As a result 
he has under hia care one of the most interesting 
churches in the West. The church is alive to 
every good work. We commend his example to 
others. 

A sister, who does not give her name, sends 
the money to pay for the Messenger to a poor 
lady in the West. She had thought that she 
could spare no more to help the poor, but after 
reading No, 2 of the Messenger, she decided that 
she would make another effort to help the unfor- 
tunate. We glean the following from her letter; 
If ' sinners ' think they ought to give one-tenth, 
how much do saints think they ought to give?" 
Reference is here made to what was said in No. 2 
about "sinner" giving ten dollars to help along 
the mission cause. 



A brother writes us that the members of the 
church where he lives, took it into their heads to 
raise money and purchase for their minister a 
much-needed overcoat. He thinks that is much 
! better than finding fault with the preacher. He 
is right. Our members should not 'be afruid to 
help and encourage their ministers. They are 
mortals like the rest of humanity, and need that 
others help bear their bnrders and cheer them 
in their work. No one gets a blessing for fault- 
finding, but for helping the deserving there is a 
blessing in store for all. 



One of our readers esks: " Ib it right for a 
minister to be in partnership, in business, with an 
unbeliever, who, when the minister is away 
preaching, will keep the placa of business opsn on 
Sunday, and do business on thatday ? Some of the 
outsiders are complaining about it." Certainly it 
is not right for a minister to be in partnership 
with an unbeliever who has no respect for the 
Lord's Day. The minister should demand that 
the place of business be kept closed on Sunday, 
and if it is not, he should take steps to im- 
mediately dissolve the unfortunate relation. 



A sister whose husband has left the church 
writes a long letter concerning her sad condition. 
Being deprived of her former spiritual companion- 
ship in her own family she now looks elsewhere 
for religious encouragement. It is sad when a 
wife cannot look to har husband for the compan- 
ionship that the Christian woman stands so muoh 
in need of. She now finds the Messenger her 
great consolation, and prizes it more highly than 
ever before. Her unfortunate situation demands 
the exercise of all the religions grace and for- 
bearance that she may be able to command. Trials 
of this kind call for superior Christian qualities. 
She should never erase to pray for the return of 
her husband to the flock, and, by kind treatment 
and a godly life, may be the means of winning 
him back to the Master. 



January 23, 1894 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER 



57 



One brother sends in S15.00 for the purpose of 
having the Messenqeb donated to that many 
families. This is his way of doing missionary 
work. In these 15 families are probably 70 per- 
sons— quite a fair congregation. To this congre- 
gation he proposes to have the Gospel preached 
daring the entire year. That brother is doing a 
good work. One thousand like him would mean 
the preaching of the Gospel, rain or shine, every 
Sunday to over 70,000 persons. Oau we not have 
more of thiB kind oE preaching? 

It is to be exceedingly regretted that some of 
our 8gents must suffer bsoause the subscribers, 
who have them order the Messenger, will not pay 
their subscription. We have before us a letter 
from one of our old agents, saying, that it becomes 
necessary (or him to dtc'ine acting as agent long- 
er for this reason. He cannot afford to send in 
names for members who desire the paper, and 
then in the end to pay for theBe piperB out of his 
own pocket. It is not honorable for any Chris- 
tian to net in this manner. A debt for a paper is 
just as honest as any other, and should be duly 
respeoted. We hope none of those, who are now 
reading the Messenger, will permit any of our 
agents to suffer in the manner stated above. 
Our agents expect to pay for all the papers they 
order, and it is the duty of the subscriber to Bottle 
with them promptly. j 

" Is it right," says one of onr sisters in- a recent 
letter of inquiry, "to turn from your door a 
tramp, and give him nothing to eat, when he asks 
for it, and especially so when one is poor herself 
in this world's goods?" These are times that try 
the hearts of the children of men. More than a 
million of people are out of employment, and in 
places many are destitute of clothing and food. 
Thos9 who have, must help those who have not. 
And yet it is a time when great discretion, as well 
as charity, must be exercised. While we ought 
V'/not to turn apy, one hungry from the door," it 
"would be far better if those who are annoyed with 
tramps could manage to give them a little work to 
do, so they can in part earn their food. The Lord 
never intended that strong men should eat their 
bread in idleness. He who feeds the hungry, 
and then gives them work to do is in line with 

God's plan. 

There probably has never been a period, in the 
history of onr country, when there were more 
idle men than daring the present year of grace. 
There are said to be three million persons out of 
employment, and a large per cent of these must 
be fed by the charitably disposed, as they can get 
no work by which to support themselveB and 
their families. All this means suffering, orime 
and death. Men who are idle and hungry often 
become desperate, and not a few will be led into 
crimes which, under other circumstances, would be 
avoided. What the end will be we cannot pre- 
dict, bnt it certainly becomes those who have 
plenty and to spare, to give of their Bubstance to 
help feed the poor. It would be far better to 
give them both food and work. The Creator de- 
signed that every able-bodied man should work 
as well as eat. Then these distressing times 
should teach our readers contentment. If most 
of them are able to make just a reasonable living, 
they ought not to complain. They should think 
of the millions who have not bread to eat, only as 
it is given to them, and then have not even a 
shelter in which to sleep. Thousands in our 
large cities sleep on the streets, and in not a few 
places unoccupied buildings or rooms are thrown 
open that the homeless men, women and children 
may have an opportunity of finding a sleeping 
place on the floor. Surely but few of our readers 
have reason to complain at their lot in life. 



WHERE THE EUNUCH WAS BAPTIZED. 



Speaking of the place where the eunuch was 
baptized, Prof. McGarvey, who viBited Palestine, 
some years ago, says: 

" The first natural water to whioh they came,— 
unless it was a spring on the wayBide, — was the 
brook which flows through the Valley of Elah, 
the brook which David orossed in going forth to 
meet Goliath. It is a mountain stream, whioh 
goes dry in the summer, but flows with a strong 
current through the winter and the spring. 
Bach streams always wear out pools here aud 
there, very suitable for baptizing. If the ohariot 
had already crossed this stream when the eunuch 
requested baptism, there was another in the Phi- 
listine plain, now called Wady el Easy, which 
Robinson, the first to institute any intelligent in- 
quiries on this subject, fixed upon as the place of 
baptism. It is a perennial stream, and suita- 
ble for baptizing at any season of the year. 

" It is not at all improbable, however, that the 
real plaoe of this baptism was one of the many 
artificial pools with which the country abounded 
at (hat time, and the ruins of whioh are found in 
every section. The rainless season of Beven 
months, which is experienced there every year, 
made it necessary, when the country was filled 
with people and flocks and herds, to make ex- 
traordinary provisions of water for stock, and for 
irrigating the summer crops; and no country was 
ever so well supplied in this way as Judea." 

SUNDAY SCHOOL KEPOKT. 



teach the infant classes the alphabet and reading 
instead of Bible lessons. The Zion Hill Sunday 
school has a better way. The infant olaBS has a 
separate room. The teacher reads Bible stories 
ti them from a book entitled, "First Steps for 
Little Feet in Gospel Paths," SBks questions on 
what she has read, aud on the previous lesson, 
has them repeat Bible verses, and teaches them 
to sing. Add to this the lesson story well told, 
and yon have an ideal reoitation for the infant 
clasBeB. 

There are three "evergreen" sohools, three are 
in session nine months, a few only five months, 
bat most of them six months. 

Thirty additions were reported, of which 
twenty-eix were Sunday tchool scholars. 

Comments.— An effort should be made to or- 
ganize Sunday schools in every ohurch, Bnd 
something Bhould be done to stimulate our minis- 
ters to take a more definite and active interest in 
this work, as most oi -or accessions are Sunday 
school scholars. The ohurch should control the 
organization of our sohools as much ss possible. 
Penny collection recommended, as it teaches 
the childrs n to contribute to a good oanse. Every 
superintendent should devise some inducement 
for committing verses. 

The infant olaeseB are too much negleoted; 
more "evergreen" sohools wanted. We see no 
reaBon why we cannot have reports of all onr 
schools. Eespeotfnlly submitted by 

Lena Wieand, 
Corresponding Seoretary. 



POOH FUND. 



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It seems to us that the Northeastern District 
of Ohio has done a very wise thing in appointing 
a seoretary to gather statistics of the Sunday 
school work in the District and make n, report of 
the same at eBch Distriot Meeting. Sister Lena 
Wieand was appointed for thiB purpose. The 
following, clipped from the minutes of the Dis- 
trict Meeting, is her report. It will prove inter- 
esting leading: 

Beport of the Sabbath schools in the North- 
eastern District of Ohio. 

Number of sohools in District 28. Eight 
chnrohes have each two schools; twelve ohurohes 
have each one school; two churches have no 
school. Number of schools reported, 21; num- 
ber of scholars in attendance, 1,490; number of 
teachers, 146; total average attendance, 1,256; 
amount colleoted for general expenses, $239.64; 
amount expended, $224.25; amount donated for 
missionary purposes, $80.57. One school was 
fully organized at oouncil. In three schools the 
superintendent was chosen by the church and he, 
with a committee, appointed the other officers and 
teachers. All other schools were organized at 
special meetings, and all present taking part in 
the election. 

Officers generally elected: Superintendent 
Assistant, Secretary, Treasurer, Choristers and 
Librarians. 

Brethren's Quarterlies were used by sixteen 
schools, two used the Bible, and the remaining 
four various other publications. 

Twelve schools used the Young Disciple. 
"Gospel Hymns" and "Gospel Chimes" were 
mostly used. Two-thirds of the schools made no 
effort to commit verses. One school reports 6,588 
verses committed. A pocket Bible for 200 verses 
was the inducement. 

No teacher*' meetings, but as one superinten- 
dent said, "We ought to have." Moat schools 
let expenses by penny collection. We are sorry 
to report that there are still three schools that I 



Singe our last report the following amounts 
have been received at the Messenger office for 
the purpose of sending the paper to the poor. 
We are already sending the paper regularly to 
about three times as many poor people as this 
money "will pay tor. Donations to this fond will 
be thankfully received and reported. 



isa Krntz, Iowa * 

D. G. Hendricks, Pcnnsyl- 



Mussslman, Pcnnsyl- 



Wm. Hiwr, Virginia 

Beaver Creek church, Vii., . . 
A sister, Virginia, 

MarySbeils, Virginia, . ... ' 

Joseph Trice, Illinois ' 

JnhnH. Stager, New Jersey,. 
Barbara Fisher, Ohio,. . . . 
Fanny Fogle, Indiana, ■ . . . 
Hli/ibelh Koons, Pennsylva- 

Franklin Grove church, III.,. ? 

Sally Sanger, Icwa 

Levi Hoflert, Nebraska, . . . 

A. H. Syler, Ohio 

A sister, Maryland, 

Ida Emmert, Illinois 

Mary Wilson, Iowa 

W. H. Gilt, Illinois 

Levi Harley, Michigan,. . . 
Daniel Richenbach, Kansas, . 
J, H. Stager, New Jersey, . . 
J, F. Ross, Wed Virginia, . . 
P. Hopwood and wife, Iowa, 
J. W. Bowman, Virginia,. . 
Sis'erO. H. Elliott, Ohio,. . 
Isaac and May Hart, Ohio, . 

Ernest Long, Illinois 

IsaacShively, Kansas, . . . . 
Sarah M. Langdcn, Pcnnsyl- 



Hornlng, Kansas, , . 

Mary Windle, Illinois 

P. A. Moore, California.. . . 
Barbara Kindig, California, . 
South Waterloo church, Iown, 
Mrs, S, C. Kelm, Pennsylva- 



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I. W. Martin, Pennsylvania, . 
M. J. Bail, Pennsylvania, . . 
A. D. Stutsman aod wi'e, Illi- 

inois, 

G. W. Holloway, Ohio, . . . 
J. W. Mosier, Kansas,. . . 
pine Creek church, III., . ■ • 
Isaac H. Henricks, Illinois, . 
Ellen Studebakcr, Wisconsin, 

J. L. Custer, Iowa 

J. F. Oiler, Bennsyivania, . . 
E. P. Tr05tle, Illinois, . . . . 
Mary J. Buckwalter, Indiana, 
A reader of the MEsssxr.Brt, . 

Ella Syler, Ohio 

Jacob Arnold, Illinois 

Henry Bollinger, PennsyWa- 

Sarah E. Kepner, California, . 



Nannie Roby, Wisconsin, . . 
Mrs. Kiiiah Pyson, Peonnyl- 

Davld Full/, Ohio, 

Greene church, Iown,. . . . ' 
D. W. Millar, Iowa, .... 
Mrs. Andrew Emmert, Illinois, 
Ed, M.Cobb, Indiana, , . . . 
Rachel Rensberger, Indiana, , 
Allen Ives, Washlnglon,. . . 
David Hevncr.We.t Virginia, 

A, M. Bayer, Ohio 

Leah Replogle, Pennsylvania, 
Mariah RunWlc, Ohio,. . . . 
S, E. Nel/ley, Illinois, . . . 
A sister, Pennsylvania,. . . 
Mary Reit* and C. Blough, 

Pencsylvania 

W. W. Gulp, Pennsylvania, . 
Geo, Marchand aod wife, Kan. 

Sol. Kaonel, Indiana,. . . . 

Asister.Missouii 

James P. Price, PcnniylvMrfl, 

Millie Thomas, Iowa 

C. A. Studebaker, Kansas, . . 
S. E, Dubbel, Pennsylvania, . 
Mrs. A. J. Shrader, Iowa, . . 
A brother and sister, Pennsyl- 



Josiah Beeghly, Maryland, . 

II. S. Sncllcr, Iowa, 

J. S. Lan, Maryland,. . . . 

A. J. Swigart, Pennsylvania, 

Ella Williams, Maryland, . . 

John l\ Landes, Pennsylvania 

S.M. Eby, Missouri,. . . . 

H.C.N. CcfTaao, Iowa,. . 

May A. Lewis, Illinois,. . . 

John Rowland and wife, Mary- 
Alice Vaniman, Ohio 

Tina Sense man, Ohio 

Geo. W. Trone, Illinois, . . . 
David Clark, West Virginia, . 

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THE GOSPEL MESSENGER 



January 23, 1891 



WHO CHANGED THE SABBATH? 



We are frequently asked, whether it is a fact 
that the Roman Catholic Ohnroh did change the 
Sabbath from the seventh to the first day of the 
week? And if so, why do we accept the change, 
since we repudiate the authority of the Catholic 
hierarchy? 

In reply, we beg to state that the Sabbath in 
fact has never been charjged. The Catholics 
claim that they made the change, bnt they did 
not There has been a change in the priesthood 
and that made a change in their law necessary. 
(Heb. 7: 12) Under the former law (of Moses) 
the seventh day of the waBk was set apart as the 
Sabbath, This was effected by both precept and 
example. When Christ came and established his 
church on the earth, this old law, that enjoined 
the Sabbath as a special day of rest and worship, 
was taken out of the way. With it went the Sab- 
bath and all the rites and ceremonies of the Law. 
In its place came a new law, the Gospel. This 
change brought abont a new order of things, and 
a new and better order of worship. This change 
of law, and order of worship, gave rise to the first 
day of the week, or Sunday, as the day of wor- 
ship, in memory of Christ's resurrection from the 
dead. It was established by example instead oF 
precept, and has been so observed from the 
first century to the present time. 

The first day of the week, as a special day of 
worship in the Christian ohnroh, was in use cen- 
turies before the Boman Catholic hierarchy had 
au existence. Daring these centnrieB, however, 
some Christians did hold the Jewish Sabbath m- 
cred, and on that day worshiped and rested from 
all their labors. Bnt in the year A. D. 861, at 
the council of Laodicea, those representing the 
Oatholioa, decided or decreed to make the keep- 
ing of Sunday compulsory. But as above stated, 
the keeping of the first day of the week as the 
special day of Christian worship, was in common 
nse in all parts of Christendom Jong before this 
time. 

Historically this fact seems to be well estab- 
lished. The Christian Standard haB collected a 
number of quotations fiom D. M. Cenright'a 
bo)k, "Seventh Day AdventiBm Renounced,"* 
that may be of special interest to our readers. 
The quotations begin with the year A. D. 400. 
" Stepping back once more to about A. D. 400, 
we reach the great theologian of the early ohnroh, 
St. Auguatiue. He says: ' The day now known as 
the Lord's Day, the eighth day, namely, which is 
also the first day of the week' ('Letters of St 
Angnstine,' Letter 55, Ohapter 13). He says the 
first day of the week was kno^n as the Lord's 
Day in his time. 

"Fourth century: In A. D. 386, the emperor of 
Rome decreed as followe: ' On the day of the sun, 
properly called the Lord's Day by our ancestors, 
let there be a cessation of lawsuits, business and 
indictments* (Critical History of Sunday Legis- 
lation," page 36). Even the civil law at that ear- 
ly date recognized Sunday aB the Lord's Day. 

"Going back to the era of Oonstantine the 
Great, the first Christian emperor, we reaoh En- 
sebius, the father of church history, A. D. 324 
He constantly and familiarly uses the term 
'Lord's Day' for the first day of the week. One 
passage: 'They [the Jewish Christians] also ob. 
serve the Sabbath, and other disciples of the 
Jews just like them; but, on the other hand, they 

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Company, i 4 S & 150 Madison St., Chicago, but it may be 
ordered from the Messenger offic:. Price, $1 co. 



also celebrate tbe Lord's Day very mnch like us, 
in commemoration of his resurrection' ('Eccl. 
History,' Book III, chapter 28). Here the 
Lord's Day is distingniBhed from the Jewish Sab- 
bath, and is said to be kept on account of the res- 
urrection. This brings ub to the era of the early 
Christian fathers. I quote them bb translated in 
the ' Ante-Nicene Christian Library.' 

"A. D. 306, Peter, Bishop of Alexandria in 
Egypt: 'But the Lord's Day we celebrate as a 
day of joy, because on it he rose again" (Canon 
15). 

"Third century, A. D. 270, Anatolius, Bishop 
of Laodicea, in Asia Minor: "Our regard for the 
Lord's resurrection, whioh took place on the 
Lord's Day, will lead ua to celebrate it' (Chap- 
ter 10). 

"Abont A. D. 250, the apostolic constitutions: 
' On the day of our Lord's resurrection, which is 
the Lord's Day, meet more diligently" (Book II., 
section 7). 

" A. D. 250, Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage, in 
Africa: 'The eighth day; that is, the first day aft- 
er the Sabbath, and the Lord's Day ' (Epistle 58, 
section 4) 

"A. D 200, Tertnlliau, in Africa: 'We solem- 
nize the day after Saturday in contradiction to 
those who call this day their Sabbath ' (Apology, 
chapter 16). 

" We however, just as we have nceived, only 
on the day o£ the Lord's resurrection, ought to 
guard no!; only against kneeling, but every poe- 
tnre and (flice of solicitude, deferring even our 
business ' (On Prayer, chapter 23). 

"Second century, A- D. 194, Clement, of Alex 
andria, Egypt: 'He, in the fulfillment of the pre- 
cept, aoeording to the Gospel, keepB the Lord's 
Day when he abandons an evil disposition, and 
assumes that of the Gnostic, glorifying the Lord's 
resurrection in himself (Book 7, chapter 12). 

"A D. 180, Bardesanes, Edessa, Asia: 'On one: 
day, the first of the week, we assemble our- 
selves together ' (Book of the Laws of the Coun- 
tries). 

" A. D. 140, Justin Martyr: ' But Sunday is the 
day on which we all hold our common assembly, 
because Jesus Christ, our Savior, on the s&ma day 
rose from the dead' (Apology, chapter 47). 

"A. D. 120, Barnabas: 'We keep the eighth 
day with joyfnlness, the day, also, on which Jesus 
rose aga'n from the dead' (Chapter 17) 

"A. D. 96, St. John on Patmoa: 'I was in the 
Spirit on the Lord's Day.' " (Rev. 1: 10) 

To this we may add, that the first day of the 
week was of special importance in the time of 
Paul, for he says: "Now concerning the collec- 
tion for the saints, as I have given order to the 
churches of Galalia, even so do ye. Upon the 
first day of the week let 6very one of you lay by 
him in Btore, as God has prospered him, that 
there be no gatherings when I come." 1 Cor. 16: 
lj 2 j h M. 

THE WOBK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. 



[ We have been requested to publish in the 
Mesbenger, the short address we delivered on 
the Work of the Spirit, during the Annual Meek 
ing at Warrensbnrgh, Mo., in 1890. We copy 
from the Daily Educator and Companion, of 
May SO, making only a few changes in the dic- 
tion.— j, h. m ] 

It is important that we have a clear under- 
standing of the work of the Holy Spirit. 

There are three orders in the universe: 

1. The order of Deity, to which belong the Fa- 
ther, Son, Bud Holy Ghost, This is an order of 



absolute perfection, and unlimited in power and 
knowledge. 

2. The angelic order, composed of angele work- 
ing under the direction of the Divine order. 

3. Human order, to which belong all hnman 
beings. 

From the first order we Belect the Holy Ghost 
as the subject for our consideration. 
There are three dispensations: 

1. The dispensation of the Father, extending 
from the creation to the baptism of Christ. 

2. The dispensation of the Son, reaching from 
the baptism of Christ, to the Day of Pentecost. 

3 The dispensation of the Holy Spirit, extend- 
ing from the day of Pentecost to the present. 

During all these dispensations the three per- 
sons of the Trinity worked together, yet one was 
set more prominertly before the world than the 
others. 

When Chrst left the Disciples he told them 
that he would send the Holy Spirit for the pur- 
pose of bringing to their memory all he had 
taught them. Not one word of the Gotpel was 
written during the life of Christ on earth, but 
after the Holy Spirit came it inspired and 
prompted men to write out the record, and had it 
closed np with the Book of It relation, and set a 
seal thereon that no one may add thereto or take 
therefrom. When completed the New Testament 
wa^ under the protection of the Divine Power, 
and has withstood every tffjrfc to destroy it. 
Years ago, in England, the Bibles on every hand 
were gathered into great piles and burned. As 
the flames rolled up the skeptics declared that 
that would wind up the Christian religion and 
prove the end of the Bible. But on that very 
spot is to-day a great Bible house that is rolling 
out a Bible every minute Voltaire, many years 
ago, prophesied that in one hundred years the , 
Christian religion would be unknown, but T* ^21 
told that his old publishing house is now turned 
into a Bible Houbo, and his old residence is 
crammed full of Bibles from bottom to top. So 
we see that God takes care of the Book. 

The Holy Ghost used this Word as the means 
by which to convert the people. In the Word is a 
divine seed, that contains in it a divine germ, ca- 
pable of producing a new creature in the image 
of God. This seed is planted in the heart and 
grows until a new creature is brought forth. 
This new creature is begotten by the divine i eed 
thuB deposited, and in the change made, from the 
time this seed begins to grow until th« new crea- 
ture is produced, he passes through the ptocesB 
known as regeneration. Christ, in order to set us 
a proper example, passed through the same pro- 
cess, though he needed no regeneration. The 
same process i& sometimes called conversion. 
There is no other way of p-oducing genuine con- 
version than by a proper nee of the Word woik- 
ing in the heart. The Spirit does not only have 
the Word enter the heart, bnt warms it up after 
it is there. Without the use of the Word ihere 
can be no genuine conversion, for it takes divine 
seed to produce a reunine creature The conver- 
sion of the Eunuch and Corubiius was peifecfed 
in the same manner. 

Evangelists should keep this principle careful- 
ly in view when they engage in evangelistic work, 
for it is just as easy to warm up bad seed as that 
whioh is good. People sometimes happen to 
have the wrong kind of seed in their hearts. 
This seed, when warmed up by the work of the 
eyangelist, may produce the very kind of people 



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that we do not want in the choroh. Hence the 
importance of getting the pure seed in the hi art 
before warming it np. This Word is the very 
thing that the Holy Ghoet wants placed in the 
hearts of the people in all parts of the world. In 
fact the Holy Ghost ia behind the Word, poshing 
it out in all directions. 

The first book ever printed on a printing press 
was the Bible. The same Book is printed in 
more than two hnndred languages, and is more 
widely circulated than any other book in the 
world. The Holy Ghost is the unseen power that 
is behind this grand work. He wants this Word 
worked into the hearts of the entire world, in or- 
der that through its instrumentality the conver- 
sion of the world may be effected. 

The Spirit also helps yoa after your conversion, 
in proportion and to the extent that it can get 
you to imbibe the Wtrd in jour heait and fol- 
low it Onr aoula Bhould feast on this Word in 
order that they may be properly influenced by it. 
In this work the Spirit is earnestly aiding. 

All that we know of either the mind of God, 
Christ, or the Holy Ghost, is in the Bible, hence 
we should Btrictly confine ourselves to that record 
for our knowledge of divine things, and never de- 
pend upon au invisible influence or power that 
would teach na other things. 



Notes from Our Correspondents. 



" Aa cold water to a tjitrsty soul, so Is good news Irom a far country.' 



Tyrone, Pa.— Bro J. B. Brumbaugh commenced 
a series of meetings Dec 17, and continued until 
the 24;h. Then the writer aud others continued 
until the 31st, when the meetings closed with one 
applicant for baptism. The writer commenced 
holding services in a private house at this place 
ia July, it being the first service held there by the 
Brethren for m%ay years. The few Brethren 
there now have a good hall rented to hold services 
n and expect to have preaohing every Lord's 
Day.— S. S. Qray, Warrior's Mark, Pa., Jan. 9. 

Temple, Arl2.— I left home for Glendale, D;c. 28, 
for the purpose of attending the council-meeting 
which took place the next day. All the members 
had been visited, and found to be in love and 
union with one another, for whioh wo thank the 
Lord. Ihe council passed off very pleasantly. 
In the evening we had servicer. I addreesed a 
small but attentive audience. On Saturday even- 
ing, Dec. 30, we had our love feast. Sixteen of 
God's dear ohildren communed There were four 
ministers prtssnt. — P. J. Eisenbise. 

Fishersburgh, Intl.— Eld. Isaac Branson, of (he 
Kilbuck church, commenced a series of meetings 
at Fishersburgh, Dec. 22, aud continued until 
Dec. 31. Bro. Branson preached each evening 
while here; also held three day meetings. This 
was the first series of meetings ever held at this 
place by the Brethren. The attendance wss fair 
and the interest very good One dear soul came 
out on the Lord's side and was baptized. Bro. 
Branson preaohed earnestly and to the point.— 
Kate Smellzer, Noblesville, Ind , Jan. 7. 



Pleasant Dale, Ind.— Bro. Tobias Kreider, of 
Painter Creek, Ohio, gave us a very pleasant visit. 
He gave ns some very impressive thoughts, deliv- 
ering in all, four sermons.— H. J. Dilling, Dec. 30, 
Burr Oak, Kans.— This churoh met in regular 
quarterly council Deo. 30. All business passed 
, pS pleasantly. Bro. Hilary, at a late aeries of 
^< "tinge, preached thirteen 'soul-cheering ser- 
ine.,. He is an able and zealous worker. One 
sinner was made willing to forsake ain and come 
to Jesua.— Emma Hachenberg, Jan. 8. 
■ Daylon, Ohio.— On Deo. 28 the members of the 
West Dayton church met in council. The busi- 
ness of the day was disposed of in a brotherly 
way. Bro. O. P. Hoover was advanced to the 
second degree of the ministry. May God give 
him more zeal and more power to do his will and 
fulfill his important calling!— Elmer Wombold, 
Jan. 9. 

Wolf Creek, Ohio.— Bro. D. D. Wine, of Coving- 
ton, Ohio, came to us on Christmas morning and 
preached twenty-two sermona full of Gospel 
truth. The interest grew, the ohurch was encour- 
aged, and sinners were troubled. We hope they 
will find peace and joy in believing and accepting 
the truth, eo logically and oourteonsly presented. 
,— Jno. Calvin Bright, New Lebanon, Ohio, Jan. 9. 
Onion Church, luu.— Last night closed a three 
weeks' series of meetings at this place. Bro. J. 0. 
Murray came to us Deo. 18, and began praching 
the same evening, continuing until the 28th, when 
ill health oompelled him to return home. On the 
following day Bro. Alex. Miller came and contin- 
ued the meetings nntilJan. 7. Two precious 
sonls were added to our number, one by baptism 
and one reatored to ohnrch fellowship. There 
was muoh rejoicing to see mothers, who are to 
lead innocent children, come to the Savior to 
learn of him. Bro. Miller was called to anoint an 
aged brother and a young sister, while with ns. 
The Gospel Messengeb is filled with good and 
interesting reports from all over the Brotherhood. 
God bless the good work!— Laura Appleman, 
Plymouth, Ind., Jan. 8. 



Bstbel, Hebr.— Onr quarterly council was held 
Jan. 6 All business was disposed of in brotherly 
love. Our mission solioitor reported about sixty 
dollars pledged for the district for the ensuing 
year. One old brother aged eighty-four years, who 
had been out of the church for over ten years, 
was reclaimed some time ago, and is now rtjoic 
ing in the better way. We are keeping the Sin- 
day school moving right along through the winter 
and have just fonnd ont that in the winter is real 
ly the best time toBtudy the lessons.— Levi Eof 
fert, Carleton, Nebr., Jav. 8. 



Greene, Iowa.— This church met in quarterly 
council Jan. 6. We decided to hold a series of 
meetings commencing Jan. 11. The home minis- 
ters are to do the preaching. We reorganized 
our Sunday Bchool last Sunday. The average at- 
tendance for last year was about fifty. One has 
united with the church since last report.— Etta 
Flora, Jan. 8. 

Bunker Bill, Ohio.— Wo began a series of meet- 
ings on the evening of Dec. 1 I, and continued till 
the evening of the 24th. No one was added to 
the fold, bnt good impressions were made. We 
had preaohing on Christmas Day, and also on 
Thauksgivirg Day. We have regular meetings 
every two weeks oa Sunday morning, and every 
four weeks in the evening. Bro. Josiah Hoohstet- 
tler is our minister. There is a great deal of 
sichueas at this plaoe, and many have died of 
black erysipelas. — Surah Middaugh, Berlin, 
Ohio, Jan. 7. 

Odell. Nebr.— The brethren and sisters at this 
place are few and soattered. They have bad no 
regular preaching for many veare. Last spring 
we baptized a young man who, with the help of 
others, Btarted n Sunday school in a community 
where they never had any before. The work baa 
grown and has been appreciated. The house is 
crowded with earnest hearers. Bro. Shaffer pre- 
ceded me yeBterday. To-day I go to that point, 
where by the help of the Lord, we will hold forth 
his Word and claims. Oh for tamest workers!— 
J. E. Young. 

Llbertyslllo, Iowa.— Nov. 11 Eld. S. M. Gougheu- 
onr came to our. place and commenced a series 
of meetings the Bame evening. He continued till 
the 20th. He preached some strong sermons, 
comforting the saints and warning the sinner. 
One dear yonng sister came out on the Lord's tide 
and was baptizod. We think that if our brother 
could have continued, thoro might have been 
more good done. On the evening of Nov. 24, 
at our prayer meeting, onr dear son and wife 
made application for membership, and were bap- 
tized the following day— Abraham Wolf, Jan 7. 



Salem Church, Pa. — Bro. D. F. Stouffer com- 
menced a series of meetings at the Salem church 
in the Ridge congregation Deo. 16, continuing 
until the 26th, preaching thirteen soul-cheering 
sermons. He would have stayed longer, had he 
not been oalled home on account of sickness in 
his family. As an immediate result two persons 
were made to walk in newness of life. Others 
were counting the cost. We had good attendance 
and attention. Bro. Stouffer labored earnestly 
and faitHnlly, and left many good impressions. 
We all Mt "rry that the meetings closed so soon. 
— D. W. H,:s, Jan. 1. 

Snake Spring, Pa.-Buck Valley, Fnlton Co., Pa , 
may be considered a mission point of the Snake 
Spring congregation. There were no members 
living in the Valley until a few years ago, when 
the Brethren began preaching there. In a short 
time they baptized about fifteen or sixteen. 
These Brethren have not had as faithful teaching 
and as careful oversight, as they should have had, 
but I think a brighter day ia before them. Al- 
though few (Bix in number), they seem to ov« 
the ohurch and her doctrine. Some of their 
neighbors seem to bo not far from the kingdom. 
They talk of building a churoh-house, which they 
very much need, and this ia a favorable time to 
bnild The lumber can be cut near by, and prin- 
cipally would be furnished by those brethren. I 
think they should have the encouragement and 
I assistance of all the members in their work.- 
| John Bennett, Ariemas, Pa„ Jan. 4. 



Lyons, Bans.— Here, in Central Kansas, we have 
aleo been trying to do seme work for the Master. 
We had a series of meetings at onr churchhouBe 
in November, 'with one addition. The meetings 
were conducted by our home brethren during the 
month of December. We had a two weeka' meet- 
ing at a schooihouse, eight miles from our 
church, with two additions. These meetings 
were also oonducted by our home ministers. We 
hope there has been seed sown that will germi- 
nate and grow in the future. These meetings 
surely ought to be a source of great benefit to ns 
all- Sadie J- Dresher, Jan. (1. 

Esterly, La.— According to arrangements our 
feast waa held in the Esterly church, Dec. 2!) and 
30 Forty five members surrounded the tables in 
commemoration of the ordinance of feet-washing. 
Lord's Sapper and Communion. We had indeed 
a feast as the one in the upper chamber, as near- 
ly all present were partakers. While we did not 
have the privilege of enjoying the presence of our 
dear elder, Bro. Honberger, who is in Alabama 
in the miesion field, we remembered him and 
wished for his presence. Brethren, the South 
needs many earnest workers for the Master. 
PreoionB souls are famishing for the Bread of 
Life, and we would assent to the idea, expressed 
by Bro. Gish, in having a certain fund for the 
work in the south. Brethren, remember the Es- 
terly churoh, that is located on the ocean shore 
of Louisiana, and if you wish to pass the winter, 
c .me and spend a pleasant time in the association 
of the Brethren. Remember ns in your prayers I 
— S. A. Suiter, Jan. 6. 







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January 23, 1894. 



Palestine, irk.— To-day onr little band laid away 
the remains of our dear brother, Jefferson Sloni- 
ker. His generous heart and self-sacrificing spirit 
made him useful here, and hard to give up. Soon 
some members will more here, which will 
strengthen onr work and our courage. — A. I, 
Mow, Jan. 9. 

Safe at Home.— After a joyful visit to Mt. Carroll 
and Lanark, ID., I am again amid the pleasures 
and labors of home. I Bhall ever cherish happy 
recollections of those dear people. Brethren and 
sisters, I can think of you one by one. I thank 
the Lord for your kindness to me, and for your 
deep interest in his work. Press onward 1—7. N. 
H. Beahm, Daleville, Ya., Jan. It 

Oakland, Ohio.— Bro. Geo. L Studebaker, of 
Shidler, Ind., commenoed a Beries of meetings at 
this place on the evening of Deo. 2G, which con- 
tinned to Jan. H, 1894, The meetings grew in in- 
terest and attendance to the close; so mnoh so 
that it was regretted by all to see the meetings 
close. Bro. Studebaker preached twenty-two 
soul-stirring sermons. Eight precious Bonis made 
the good oonfossion.— I. B. Miller, Webster, 
Ohio. 

Sandy, Obio. — Bro. Aaron Heestand and wife, of 
Wooster, Ohio, came recently to visit relatives in 
this vicinity. Sotvioes had been announced at 
the Beading house for Deo. 30. Bro. Heestand 
labored very acceptably to the church. He 
olearly demonstrated to us that he was not 
ashamed to declare the Gospel of Christ, Though 
not in good health, yet he labored for ns each 
evening till Jan. 7, when he was called to other 
fields of labor. A Rood interest was manifested 
throughout the meetings —Eila Weaver, North 
Georgetown, Ohio. Jan. 8. 

Bt. Pleasant, Ohio.— By request of the members of 
the Canton church I began a series of meetings 
at the Mt. PleaBant meetinghouse on the evening 
of Dec. 26 and continued until the evening of 
Jan. 4, 1894 The meetings were quite well at- 
tended, and the interest commendable, consider- 
ing the bad condition of tho roads and dark nights. 
We oannot report any additions to the churoh, 
but we were permitted to nee some almost ready 
to start out in the service of their Master. The 
meetings olosed much too soon, but as we were 
called home to preach a funeral discourse, we 
conld not do otherwise.— Jteuben Shroyer, Pierce, 
Ohio, Jan. 8. 

Hollce to Northeastern Kansas.-The programs for 
our next Ministerial Meeting are now ready. Any 
chnrch that has not received any will ba supplied 
on application to the undersigned. The twolfth 
topic should read, " Best Method," instead of 
" The Latest." At the cIobo of the program read 
"Evening Service,— Public Preaching, subject 
'Missionary Work,-Soripture for, Importance of 
and Who Shall go?' Matt. 28:19." The open- 
ing address of fifteen minntes, by J. 8. Mohler 
is to be followed with four speeches of not more 
than ten minntes eaoh.^-J. H. Crist, Gardner, 
Kans. 

Farnhamville, Iowa.-Bro. Moses Dierdorff, of 
Yale, Iowa, accompanied by Bro. Jacob Fitz, 
came to the above-named chnroh Jan. 6, Sunday 
being our regular appointment, Bro. Dierdorff 
preached for us, and also in the evening. We 
had expected him to be with ns to hold a few 
meetings, bnt other business prevented for the 
present. Bro. J. W. Trostle and onr elder were 
with us at the same time. On Monday we held a 
connoil-meeting, to adjust some difficulties in the 
chnrch. We had an excellent meeting. Every 
th.ng was settled in a brotherly spirit and, we 
hope, to the honor and glory of God.— A M 
White, Jan. 10, 



Blddletown Valley, Bid.— On the evening of Dec. 9 
Bro. W. A Anthony came to onr place and began 
a series of meetings, preaching, in all, eleven 
soul-stirring sermons. Though laboring under 
much disadvantage, the weather being inclement 
and onr elder not able to attend on account of 
Bickness, yet Bro. Anthony had the best of atten- 
tion, and fairly good attendance. Bro. Anthony 
tells much in a very short way, and makes friends 
wherever he goes.— M. Grossnickle, Ellerion, Mi. 

Honey Oreek, Ind— Oar series of meetings, at 
Middletown, is being oonducted by Bro. D. F. 
Hoover. We were expecting Bro. Silas Hoover, 
from Pennsylvania. One of our ministers, Geo. 
Painter, is very low with La Grippe. He was 
anointed last Tuesday evening, and had some- 
what improved on last evening. We trnBt the 
Lord will raise him up. After he was anointed 
he said he was ready to go, or do whatever the 
Lord saw best for him.— Florida J. EUer Green. 

Hidge, Pa— Bro. D. F. Stouffer, of Benevola, 
Md., began a series of meetings in the Etter 
meetinghouse Deo. 19. He preached, in all, 
thirteen very interesting sermons. The attend- 
ance and attention were goad. On Christmas it 
was our happy privilege to see two dear souls 
accept Jesus in baptism,— hnBband snd wife. 
Many more were very deeply impreBBed. Conld 
Bro. Stouffer have remained with ns longer, we 
think there would have been mnoh good accom- 
plished here. Bro. Jaoob Snyder, of Waynes- 
borough, preached for ns on the evening of Dec. 
27. We tried to get some of the adjoining breth- 
ren to continue the meetings, bnt failed in this. 
Our home members continned the meetings a few 
evenings, then olosed.— W. M. Foglesonger, 
Jan. 8. 

Long Hope, H. C — Since I wrote last we had thir- 
teen additions to the ohnroh at Long Hope. 
Twelve were added by baptism and one reclaimed. 
On the third Sunday in Angnst brethren A. J. 
Reed and J. 0. Woody came to onr place and 
held meetings one week. As a result four oame 
out on the Lord's side and were baptized. On the 
fourth Saturday in September I went to Beaver 
Oreek, where I held meetings for two days and 
nights. Bro. Joseph Tilley and wife live at that 
point. They live at a distance of about forty 
miles from Long Hope, bnt atill hold their mem- 
bership at that place. Eight dear souls oame out 
on the Lord's side and were received as applicants 
for baptism. On the fifth Sunday in October I 
went back and baptized them. We have thirty- 
five members now in the Long Hope ohurch.— 
Marion Praiher, Creston, N. C, Jan. 7. 

Progress, Oolo.— Bro. Z. Henricks has been with 
ns for several weeks, having been called here to 
preach the funeral of Bro. Snyder. He olosed a 
two weeks' series of meetings last night. The in- 
terest and attendance during the meetings was 
very good, considering the fact that the Metho- 
dists were carrying on a revival a few miles dis- 
tant. One young brother was received by bap- 
tism during the meetings, which makes five ad- 
ditions since my last report. We all feel to take 
courage and strive harder than ever for the up- 
building of the chnroh at this place. Three 
months ago we had only seven members; now we 
number sixteen. The opposition once so strong, 
seems to be slowly giving way before plain Gospel 
preaching. The first members at this place were 
baptized five years ago by Bro. J. Witmore, now 
of McPherBon, Kans. Sinoe that time we have 
seen some dark days. We hope to have Bro. 
Henrioks locate among us ere long. We are in 
the drouth-stricken region. Ab the Lord has 
withheld our temporal blessings, may it be for 
our spiritual benefit,— Mina Walker, Jan. 2, 



Virdes, 01 — The series of meetings, oonducted 
in Girard, by Bro. Michael Flory, closed with ail 
excellent sentiment in favor of onr doctrine and 
practice, This is the first series of meetings held 
there by the Brethren. A series of meetings was 
conducted at Pleasant Hill, by Bro. 0. S. Hol- 
singer. We began some meetings at West Otter 
Creek on Thanksgiving Day. There was a good 
interest, and one applicant was received by bap- 
tism. The labors of the Brethren are appreciated. 
— James Wirt, Jan. 9. 

Beebe, Irk. — I could nse many Gospel Messen- 
ciehs in spreading the Gospel in the Booth. 
After onr brethren and sisters are done reading 
the papers they should send them to me. Let 
some one in each neighborhood, every few weeks, 
gather np the papers, after the folks are done 
reading them, and pnt them in a package and for- 
ward them to my address. If they report the 
amount of postage, I will willingly pay it, in 
order to get MSS3ENQEB8 for free distribution. 
The South needs the Gospel.— J. A. Larkini. 

Wallace, lebr — Many times, in onr isolated con- 
dition, are we made to think how many are enjoy- 
ing all the religious privileges of the ohurch of 
their choice, and agaiu we think of the number 
who only enjoy these blessed seasons from one to 
half a dozen times a year. We are of the latter, 
and desire to ask assistance from some able min- 
ister or elder. We know there are plenty of 
churches in the East that could spare two or three 
of their ministers and still have a sufficient num- 
ber to preach unto them the Gospel of peace. 
Our souls are starving for want of some one to 
help push the work along. Will you not oome, 
or can you not be the means of helping some one 
else for us f Some of you are able to come and 
live here, in a peaceful country home, and help 
us. Here is a great field to aocomplish good. 
We need some brethren who have had experience 
in church work. We are few in number and, 
much scattered. About tw6nty-five members art 
living in this vicinity, and some of them fifty 
miles apart. Oome, oh, oome to Nebraska and 
help usl— Ingabee S. Jones, Jan 8. 

■I. lorrls, 111.— I would like to say a few things 
through the Gospel Messenger to my many 
friends, brethren and sisters, in a number of dif- 
ferent States. I have recovered from a very 
severe spell of sickness. I was able to walk to 
the Chapel twioe yesterday to preaching; distance 
nearly two blocks. The walk did not tire me 
much. I enjoyed the preaching very much. 
Several weeks ago not many, if any, thought that 
I would ever go to meeting any more; but I thank 
the good Lord that he has all my life been so 
good to me. The brethren and sisters, neighbors 
and friends were so good and kind to us; came by 
night and day, and administered to our wants 
both spiritual and temporal. It seems to me that 
those sweet songs and fervent prayers, and many 
good blessings pronounced on me, snrely had 
something to do with my recovery. Now I can 
again meet with them in those heavenly places, 
where we can worship together. I know I would 
enjoy meeting with God's children in public wor- 
ship if I had to be carried to the place of worship. 
We thank the Lord that the kind acta did not 
stop when we got better, but people continue 
coming. I have lived in four different States, 
and eight different localities, and -always found 
good and kind brethren and sisters, neighbors 
and friends, but have found no place to excel 
Mt. Morris in this respect We, with our heart 
filled with love and gratitude, thank our brethren 
and sisters, neighbors and friends for their kind- 
ness shown toward us in our affliction. We know 
that the Lord will bless them for all the good 
they have done. — Samuel Murray, Jan. IS. 



January 28 1891 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER 



61 



Boob Hlvsr Church, lorn.— Wm. Albright, of 
Grundy County, Iowa, came to n§ Dec. 1, for the 
purpose of holding a series of meetings, which 
he oontinned nntil the 21st. These meetings 
were very enjoyable. We feel ranch bnilt up in 
the Spirit through his labors. Good seed was 
sown here though there has not been any visible 
ingathering. Onr quarterly council occurred 
Deo. 9, at whioh time we reorganized our Sunday 
sohool for the following year. The writer was 
chosen as Superintendent. Other business came 

up at this council, whioh passed off pleasantly. 

Daniel Aschenbrenner, Siilson, Iowa, Jan. 10. 

Six Boads, Fa;— Saturday, Dec 9, the Dunning's 
Creek churoh met in regular quarterly oonncil. 
All seemed to manifest a love for the cause. We 
have meetings here every two weeks. Bro. G. S. 
Rairigh began a series of meetings Dec. 9, 
which continued for two weeks. He expounded 
the Gospel with great earnestness. Two were 
baptized and others, we think, are counting the 
cost. Bro. Charles B. Smith, formerly of Kan- 
sas, was with ns during the meetings. While we 
were made to rejoice to see sinners return to God, 
we were made sad by the death of our dear old 
grandmother, Mary Ann Bogers, who dropped 
from her chair, dead, Dec. 23. On the morning 
of her death she got up, dressed herself as nsual, 
and seemingly felt better. In less than an honr 
her youngest granddaughter found her lying on 
the floor, dead. Her age was sixty-eight years 
and ten days.— Mary E. Soger; Jan. 7. 



CORRESPONDENCE. 



11 Write what thou ■celt, and lend It onto the ch arches." 



KVChsrch Newt lolletted for thli Department. If too have had a 
■nod meeting, lend a report of ft, so that other! may rejoice with yon. 
In writing give name of church. County and State. Be brief. Hotel of 
.Travel should be as ahort at possible. Land Advertisements are not ko- 
' ..ritedlur Eartsn ^parttntat. We have an advertising page, and. If necea- 
aary, will Issue supplements. 



From the Yellow Creek Church, 111. 



west of the town. At present tlieio are only four 
members livi D g here. About thirty-three years 
ago there was a church organized here, with Brc 
B. Byrely as their resident minister and elder. 

Next Bro. Eli Rule labored for a while. In 
1880 Bro. Nathan Miller was elected to the min- 
istry. He waS a faithful worker, but died in 
1881, thus leaving the church without a resident 
minister. Soon afterwards Bro. J. Beard, de- 
ceased, of Pleasantville, was elected to the min- 
istry, and preached some for them. In the fall of 
1886 he moved to Laoona and labored faithfully 
in the ministry, but in the fall of 1888 he died, 
leaving them withont a minister. 

Thus the members have become discouraged, 
and some have grown cold or united with other 
churches. Some have died and others moved 
away. Thus there is a field open for preaching 
to establish the faith of the Brethren, 



ready to help in time of need. She was forty.six 
years, four months and twenty-five days old. 
Funeral was preached by Bro. Geo. S. Arnold, 
assisted by Bro. D. B. Arnold, Deo. 31, from the 
text, " I bowed down in grief heavily as one who 
mourneth for his mother;" to a very large orowd 
of relatives and sympathizing friends. 

Sarah 0. Leatherman. 
Purgitsville, W. Va., Jan. 10. 



Amount Received for Western Sufferers. 



SI; Bishop aril daughters, of Maple Grove, 
On the evening of December 25, I left for Bro.'j chnrch, Kans., CO cents ; Mt. Zion ohurch, Ohio, 



Buzzan's in Lucas County. This is a place where 
the Brethren are not much known. We com- 
menced meetings on the evening of the 26th, 
with good interest. At thiB place we stayed one 
week, and at the close a strong desire was mani- 
fested to continue the meetings longer, or come 
back some other time. This is a place at which 
there might be some good done. The people are 
anxious to have preaching. If any of our minis- 
ters are traveling through on the C , B. and Q. 
R. R., and can make it suit to stop a few days to 
preach for them, they should notify Bro. L. E. 
Bnzzan, Ola, Iowa, and he will meet them at Rus- 
sel, about ten miles from his residence. 

We started home on the morning of Jan. 2, and 
arrived that evening. 0. M. Brower. 

South English, Iowa, Jan. 8. 



District Meeting. 



We have just closed a very profitable series of 
meetings at this place. As before announced, 
Bro. Wm. Eisenbise was booked for a series of 
meetings to begin Deo. 10, but on account of sick- 
ness in his family he could not begin nntil Dec. 
17. He continued until Sunday, Dec. 31. The 
meetings were well attended by the brethren and 
sisters and friends, although at times the weather 
and roads were very nnfavorable. 

Bro. Eisenbise proved himself to be a very able 
minister of Christ, and we have all been made to 
feel that we have been richly fed of the good 
things for our spiritual life. Although there 
were no secessions to the churoh we believe many 
good impressions were made, and we trust good 
seed has been sown. Although our brother 
could not realize the fruits of his labor, we, 
in days to come, may gather in a bountiful har- 
vest from the results of his labors. The churoh 
here is much built np and encouraged, and we 
trust all are better prepared for the duties of life. 

A few weeks before these meetings three more 
were added to the ohurch by baptism. May they 
continue faithful until the end I 

Lewis E. Keltnee, 
Pearl City, III, Jan. 1, 1894. 



The District Meeting of the State District of 
Michigan will be held in the Thornspple churoh, 
Ionia Co., on Saturday, Feb. 17, 1894, commencing 
at 10 A. M. Arrangements have been made to 
hold a Ministerial Meeting the day previous. 
Those desiring a copy of the program can get it 
by addressing the writer. Those coming by rail- 
road from the West or North, will come to Grand 
Rapxlsj there take the D L. & N. R R. to Olarke- 
ville. Trains arrive at Olarksville at 7: 42 A. M., 
and 6:27 P. M. Those from the Eist should go 
to Lansing, there take the D. L. & N, arriving at 
Olarksville at 11: 52 A. M , where they will be met 
by informing the writer as to the time of their 
arrival. S. M. Smith, Sec. 

Catnjibell, Mich. 



I. B. Beeohlv, New Virginio, Iowa, $2; Sabetha 
church, Kons, 10.76; 8nnfie!d church, Mioh., $4; 
White ohurch, Iud., $0.50; James R. Gish and 
wife, Stuttgart, Ark, $5; additional for Macoupin 
Creek churoh, 111., $6; n brother and family, No- 
conn, Tex., $1.75; 0. E. Gebhort, Hagerstown, 
Ind, "" 



$3; Elizabeth Harnly, Auburn, III., $1; Bethel 
church, Va, SI; Brownsville churoh, Md., $12; S. 
8. Miller, La Place, III, $1.50; Elizabeth and 
David Miller, Cambria City, Ind., $2; Ramona 
church, Kans., $:)51; Jonathan Creek ohurch, 
Ohio, $720; Shade Creek churoh, Pa,, $16; 
Henry Brubakor, McPherson, Kans,, $1,50; a 
brother, Booth, KanB., $5; Lincoln school, Reno 
County, KanB., $1.25; Milhdgeville, 111., $11.64; 
Amoa Leedy, Charley Diok ami others, Hammond, 
111., $14.50; Panther Creek churoh, Iowa., $9,28; 
additional from Astoria ohurch, III., $4.60. 

Daniel Vaniman. 



Bible Session at Nappauee, Ind. 



A Sister Shot Dead. 



Boms Mission Work. 



Aooordinq to arrangements of the Mission 
Board I left home Dec 12, for Lacona, Iowa, 
where I commenced preaching on the evening of 
the 13th, in the Christian church. At first the 
congregations were not large, but the second 
week the congregations and interest increased. 

Here we preached ten sermons, then, by re- 
quest, pieached two sermons three miles north- 



The saddest accident that ever occurred in onr 
neighborhood happened at the home of Bro. John 
M. Leatherman, on the night of Dec, 29, 1893, 
about ten o'clock. 

They were jast preparing for family worship, 
and were all in the room except Michael Miller 
and Charles Leatherman, their son. The former 
is their aon-in-law, and at the time referred to 
was drawing the load out of a Winchester rifle 
(for fear the little ohildren wonld get hold of it 
next morning), when the gun went off. He had 
pointed it toward the room the family were in, 
withont noticing what he was doiDg. The ball 
went through three thickneeaee of ircb plank into 
the room, and pierced Amanda J. Leatherman 
(the mother of the family), right ia the heart, 
killing her almost instantly. 

She leaves a husband and five children. Tbe 
youngest is five years old. She was a coosiatent 
member of the Dankard churoh, always in her 
place in the ohurch, in the family, and always 



Tbe Bible School in the Northern D.Btriot of 
Indiana will be held at Wappanee. The school 
will open on Friday eveniDg, Feb. 2, at 7 P. M. 
The enrollment of students will take place Feb 3, 
at 9 A. M,, after devotional exercises. 

The following work will be given each day 
during the session: 

/. Study of Life of Christ. In thiB study we 
follow the Savior from bis birth in Bethlehem to 
hie ascension on Mt Olue!,, It is the purpose to 
name and locate all tbe important events about 
which there can be any certainty. 

IT. Outline Normal Lessons, 

(a) World of Bible. 

(b) History in Bible. 

(c) Oanon of Scriptures. 

(d) History of English Bible. 

III. Old Testament History, 
(a) Deluge and Dispersion, 
(o) Patriarchs and Wanderings in Wilder- 
neap. 

(c) Conquest and Judges of Israel. 

(d) Kingdom of Israel. 

IV. Study of Book of Romans. An outline will 
be given, to be followed in the study of this book. 

There will be four recitations each day,— two in 
the forenoon and two in the afternoon. In the 
evening sermons will be delivered on the follow- 
ing subjects: 

"Wanderings in Bible Lands." By D. L. 
Miller. 

"Churoh Government." By I. D. Parker. 

"Sentiment of Church Officers Previous to 
Election." By Lemuel Hillery. 

"Distinction between Jewish Passover and 
Lord's Supper." By W. B Dee ter. 

Since the school is to continue but ten days, we 
urge all to be present to begin work at the 
opening. 

For full particulars sddresB the Committee of 
Arrangements, brethren J. C. Murray, Nappenee, 
Ind., Hiram Forney, Henry N*ff, or, 

E. 8 Youno, 

Mt. Morrii, III. 






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THE GOSPEL MESSENGER, 



January 23, 1894. L nB -y ' 



Oar Trip to the South, 



By request I will give a brief account of oar 
trip to the South. 

Early in the fall my family and I were making 
arrangements to go South. We were requested by 
the Missionary Board of Texas.. Oklahoma and 
Indiau Territory to settle in the Olay County 
church, known as the Pleasant Valley church, and 
agreed to do so. We were delayed, however, by 
sickness, which resulted in the death of our com- 
panion. She had not been well since June, when 
our infant daughter, lea, was drowned in the well. 
She being the joy of a mother's heart, the shock 
was more than she could stand. She became 
worse, and grew weaker and weaker until Oct. 27, 
when she passed away. 

Nov. 31, with three little girls and my father, 
who went along to help c&re for the little ones, 
we started on our long and tedious journey. We* 
arrived Dec, 1, feeling somewhat wearied, but, all 
thiogs considered, wo fared well. We stopped off 
at Nocona, Texas, We'havo an uncle living near 
there. We also visited th>> Brethren at that 
place. Most of them have excellent homes, and 
we were surprised to see Bro. Henry Brubaker 
leave his home in Tex is for a home in the North. 

On Christmas Day we started on another long 
and wearisome journey of about forty- five miles. 
We were brought to this place by brethren Red- 
mon and Eby. We are, at this writing, at Bro. 
Cornelias BowmanV, and our address is Post Oak, 
Jack Co., Texas, Bro, Bowman's health is very 
poor. La Grippe seems to be raging here now. 

The soil here is very sandy, but qnite rich and 
productive. One sd vantage here is, the people 
can raise a variety of oropa, and if the season 
does not snit one, it may suit the others. They 
have very good cropa here, considering the dry 
season. The country around Nocona is beautiful 
and very productive. The only objection is that, 
where there is too much slope, it washes out in 
ditchep. I admire the sociability of the people in 
Texas, 

I would suggest that ministers come and take 
the opportunity offered here; for the catise is suf- 
fering. The harvest, truly, is great and in many 
places there are no laborers. Brethren, who will 
be responsible for the many who are dying in 
their sins, and have never heard the pure Gospel 
preached? May God help ns to sacrifice p!easant 
homes, and friends, and carry the Gospel to those 
who have never he&rj it We expect, by the 
grace of God, to take up about five or six points 
for preaching, jast as the Brethren see fit, and 
the Lord may direct. The cause here has not had 
the encouragement it needs, and, therefore, is not 
in a healthy oondition. James A, Stouder. 

Post Oak, Texas, Jan. 2. 



From Bradford, Ohio. 



At present I am with the Brethren in the Oak- 
land church, Ohio, I arrived Dec. 26 and will re- 
main another week. The interest is good and we 
hope for good results. Bro. J. H. Miliar, of 
Goaben, Ind., is to conduct a series of meetings 
for no this month, beginniug the 6th. I want to be 
at home to attend the meetings. 

There wai a good deal of sickneaB in our neigh- 
borhood and church (Mississinewa) when I left 
homo. On the moruing of Dec. 18 T was called 
t"> the home of one of our neighb.- .- .hose wife 
had once been a member of the church, bat was 
not now in fellowship She was qnite sick and 
desired to be received back in fellowship. A few 
of the members wero called in and she was re- 
ceived. Dec. 22 we were called to the same home 
to anoint this sister and her mother. In company 
with Eld. Samuel Younce we went, and the 



anointiDg was performed with a gTeat degree of 
solemnity, and the service was enjoyed very much 
by the sisters. 

In the afternoon of the same day wo were sent 
for to come to the home of one of our sisters ( Ka- 
tie Younco) whose son was under the hand of af- 
fliction, and desired to be received into the 
church. In company with Eld. J. U. Studebaker 
we went to his home. A few of the neighbors 
and brethren came in, and he was baptizsd and 
arose, we trust, a new man in Christ Jesus. The 
ordinance was performed with a great degree of 
solemnity. 

On the morning of Dae. 2G we were again called 
upon to perform the anointing service. Eld. J. 
U. Studebaker and the writer went to the home 
of one i f our brethren, whose son was quite sick 
and desired to be anointed. 

TheBe members all seemed to enjoy these or- 
dained means of grace. May the Lord bless them 
all and may they trust in him who doeth all thiDgs 
well. This earth is notour home. Here we have 
no (l abiding city." Why not prepare and live for 
that great city, "whose Maker and Builder is 
God? ; ' 

/At & meeting held a few weeks ago, in Kos- 
ciueko County, Ind , a little boy, twelve years old, 
attended the services. He said to his father one 
day, "Father, mother said when she died we 
should meet her in heaven. How can I do that 
unless I join the ohurch?" He joined and, we 
trast, will prove faithful and meet that mother in 
heaven. 

\^How many fathers and mothers have gone on 
before and requested children and friends to meet 
them in heaven? May all such remember the 
promisee made and may they at once unite with 
the Lord's people! 

A good many series of meetings are being holcV 
throughout the beloved Brotherhood. May they 
result iu much good! Brethren, don't expect the 
minister to do all the work. Introduce him to 
your children and neighbors. It is very impor- 
tant for him to get acquainted at an early stage of 
the meeting. May the Lord blesB Zion every- 
where! Geo. L, Studebaker. 

Shideler, Ind., Jan. 7. 

Notes hy the Way. 

The series of meetings at the Thornapple 
church, Mich., closed last night. We had a very 
pleasant and, we hope, profitable meeting. The 
interest was good, and the attendance very good, 
considering the condition of the rdads. The snow 
left soon after our arrival, and the roacte were 
either rough or muddy daring the entire meeting. 
Two precious souls were baptized; others seemed 
to be considering the importance of making the 
good ohoice. I shall ever remember this, our first 
series of meetings in Michigan, as one where 
much love seemed to prevail among God's chil 
dren. 

I am now wending my way homeward, after 
having been absent about ten weeks. I preached 
every night during this time, but six, and held a 
number of day meetings. I am glad I can say 
my health is better than when I started out. God 
is always ready to help those that are willing to 
assist and try to help themselves. Some of us 
are too soon discouraged. Even if we don't feel 
as well as we should like to feel, we should still 
press onward. 

We expect to be home during a part of the 
series of meetings at the Donnel's Creek church. 
The meetings are held at a mission point of 
Southern Ohio. Bro. J. C. Murray is expected 
to preach to ub at our series of meetings, which is 
to commence to-morrow night. Henby Frantz. 

Forgy, Ohio, Jan. 4, 



Matrimonial. 



JACOBS— DIEHL. — At the residence of the bride's 
parents, near Carnforth, Iowa, Dec. 25, 1893, Mr. Michael 
Jacobs and Miss Nora E. Dlehl, of Carnforth, Iowa. 

G. W. HopwooD. 

GOBBLE— DOTY.— By the undersigned at his residence, 
Deep River, Iowa, Dtc. 29, Mr. Charles Goeble and Miss 
Dora D_ty, both of Deep River, Iowa. H. R. Tavlor. 

WISE— WEAST.— By the undersigned, Dec. 38, 1893, 
Bro, G;orge E. Wise and Miss Sadie W. Weast, both of 
Olathe, Kans. P. H. Hbrtzog. 

IKENBERRY — BINGAMAN.— At the home of the 
bride's parents, Oct. 27, 1S93, Mr. Daniel D. Ikenberry to 
Miss Katie C Blngaman. 

BINGAMAN— IKENBERRY.— At the same time and 
place, by Bro. Levi Meek, Martin K. Blngaman to sister 
Lydla Ikenberry, ail of the Blue River Valley church, But- 
ler Co., Nebr. John G. Kilhhfnhr, 

SMITH— LAHMAN.— At Great Bend, Kans., Jessie E. 
Smkh, of Great Bend, Kans., and VInnie Lahman, of Quln- 
ter, Kans. J. B. Wertz. 

KOOKEN — WALES. — At the home of the bride's 

patents, Bro. Thomas and sls'.er Mahala Wales, Dec. 25, 

893, by the undersigned, Mr. Charles F. Kooken and Miss 

Carrie A. Wales, both of Vernon, Arapahoe Co., Colo. 

, John I. Smith. 

MILLER— MOOMAW.— By the writer, at the home of 
the bride's parents, In ihe Mississinewa church, Ind., Dec. 23, 
S93, Bro. J. W. Miller, of Grant County, Ind, and sister 
Alice E, Moomaw, of Delaware County, Ind. 

Geo. L. Studebaker. 

MARKLE— STEPHENS.— At the residence of tho bride's 
parents, near Jeflersonvllle, 111., by Bro. John Harshbarger, 
Mr. George Markle and Miss Mary C. Stephens. 

Sarah A. Eichenbbrg. 

FLOHR— KOLB.— Dec. 27, 1893, by the undersigned, at 

the residence of the bride's parents (Eld. T.J. Kolb and wife, 

Double Pipe Creek, Carroll, Co , Md.) ( Bro. Martin C. Flohr^ 

of Fourtaln Dale, Adams Co., Pa, to sister S«JIe WKolb_ 

Wm. A. Anthony. 

CROSS — CLARK. — At the residence of the bride's 
parents, near NIckerson, Reno Co., Kans., Oct. 22, 1893, Mr. 
Milton E. Cross ; nd Miss Maud M. Clark, both of Reno Co., 
Kans. Enoch Eby. 

CROSS— FOSSY.— At the residence of the officiating 
brother, Jan. 1, 1894, Mr. Robert H. Cross and Miss Mary 
Fossy, both of Nlckerson, Reno Co., Kans, Enoch Eby. 

CORRELL — YODER. — At the home of the bride's 
parents, Holmesvlllr, Nebr., Nov. 30, 1S93, by the under- 
signed, friend J, F. Correll and sister Emma Yoder. 

J. J. Yoder. 

BEAHM— WRIGHT— At the residence of the bride's 
parents, Jan. 3, 1894, by Rev. J. T. Rhodes, Bro. Behj. C. 
Va, to Miss Florence Wright, of 



Beahm, of Bedford Co., 
Amherst Co., 



Lucy R. Beahm. 



Fallen Asleep. 



' Blessed are the dead which die In the Lord.'' 



CRIPE.— In the Upper Deer Creek church, Cass Co., Ind., 
Dec. 15, 1S93, William Cifpe, aged 71 years, 10 months and 
13 days. He united whh the German Baptist Brethren 
church early In life, and lived an exemplary life until his- 
death. He was married three times and wss the father of 
fifteen children. A wife and eleven children turvlve him. 
Funeral services by Eld. David Bechtelhelmer and the 
writer. W. S. Tonby. 

SNYDER.— In the Upper Deer Creek church, Cass Co., 
Ind., Nov. 18, 1S93, sister Margaret E. Snyder, aged 38 years, 
9 months and 16 da)s. She was the daughter of Henry 
Shanks. S e was married to William Snyder, June 5, 1875, 
and united with the German Baptist Brethren church In Janu- 
ary, 1S87. She leaves a family of children; also a husband 
and parents. Funeral services by Eld. Jacob Crlpe, assisted 
by the writer. W. S. Toney. 

EARLY.— Near Pleasant Valley Station, In Ihe same con- 
gregation, Dec. 28, 1893, sister Barbara, wife of Bro. Samuel 
Early, aged 49 years, 7 months and 28 days. Funeral servi- 
ces by the brethren. S. F. Sanger. 

BURGOONE.— In the bounds of the Ottawa church, 
Franklin Co., Kans., Dec. 9, 1893, sister Martha Burgoone r 
aged 46 years and 9 months. Funeral sermon by Jos. M. 
Monow from John '14: 6. Fanny Morrow. 



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mB . y 23 1894. 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER. 



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i TI EN . __ In the Berkeley church, 
'\ Virginia, Dec. u, 1893, sister Satah A. | 

„„„ aged 74 y™<>< 7 rnon,hs " nd '? daYS ' ' 

„as confined to her bed five years, 
"eral services conducted by Bro. Joseph 
Ota and the writer. John Brindls. 
, I[T H _About sixteen miles from Man- 
, Texas, Oct. JO. 1893, Bro. James C. 
n 'ul,,aged74>ears, 9 months and a day, 
„a, burled In the Manvel cemetery, Oct. 
So3 Funeral services In the Brethren'. 
'b by Bro. W. H. Leamai, assisted by 
, Puterbaugh from Indiana. Bro. James 
Smith was born In Berks County, Pa, 
1 ,» 1819. His parents moved to Stark 
■„unty, Ohio, when James was ten yeais old. 
_; e , va s married to Susannah T. Schupp In 
,I„chester, Stark Co., Ohio, July 9, l8». 
He united with the Brethren church In St. 
Iote ph County, Ind„ In t8 5 7, and continued a 
LhWI member till his death, which occurred 
fey suddenly. S. Corr.ll. 

MEYERS.— In the Shelby church, Iowa, 
Dec aft 1893, Eliza, wife of Eld. Tobias 
Meyers, aged 66 years, 2 months and 26 days. 
Sister Meyers was torn In Somerset County, 
Pa., Sept. 29, 1827, and was the daughter-of 
Eld John Berkley, well known In the Broth- 
erhood In earlier days. She was. married to 
Tobias Meyers Feb. 15, 184ft to whom were 
born r.lne children. Seven yet survive, 
among whom are J. T. and T. T. Meyers, 
now of Eastern Pennsylvania. She was a 
consistent member of the church, a kind 
companion, a devoted mother. She died In 
the triumphs of a living faith. The funeral 
services were held Dec. 28, In the Congrega- 
tional church In Sheldon, and were conducted 
by the writer ftom Ps. 17: 15- 

S. H. Miller. 



CULLER -In the Sandy rh-.rch. near 
Freeburgh, Stark Co., Ohio, Dec. 19, 1S93, 
sister Elizibeth Culle-, aged 87 years, 2 
months and 7 days. She was the daughter 
of brother John and sister Cul'er, who have 
long since gone to their reward. She was 
born In Huntingdon County. Pa , but moved 
with her parents to Columbiana County. 
Ohio, when a little child Funeral services 
by Bro Jacob Welrlch, assisted by Bro S. B 
Stuckey. J° HN Coli-iir. 

UPDEGRAFF— At the residence of her 
son, near Carey, Ohio, In the bounds of the 
Rome church, Jan. 2, 1894, sister Anna Eliza 
Updegraff, aged 86 years, 1 month and 3 
days. She died In the triumphs of faith, 
being a member of the Brethren', church up- 
wards of thirty years. She was the mother 
of ten daughters and four sons. Funeral 
services by the writer from Rev. 14: 12, >3 
Eleazar Bosserman. 



PLANGER— At the home of Bro. Wm. 
Hlnkle, Jan. a, 1894, of hsart disease, Bro. 
Samuel Planger, aged about 65 years. He 
left his home and family near Conway 
- >-.s Kans., In October, 1893, In rather 
V/^OT-heaUh, to vl-Tt relatives and filends In 
his native State, Virginia While there, his 
health Improved. Deo 29. In company with 
his brother-in-law, Wm. Hlnkle, he went to 
the home of the latter. Here he was over- 
come and fell, and sail he believed he was 
dying He was conveyed to the house, medl- 
cal aid was summoned, but he became a great 
sufferer until death relieved him. He leav.s 
a wile and three children. Funeral services 
at Green Mount, Jan 4. Services were c.n- 
ducted by I. C. Myers and the writer from 
Phllpp. 1: at. His remains were laid to rest 
in the Green Mount cemetery, in the absence 
of any of his family, May the comforting 
influence of the Holy Spirit be with them In 
their sad loss. Jacob A. Garber. 

DEETER. — At his home near Eaton, 
Delaware Co, Ind, Dec. at, 1893, Bro. John 
Deeter, aged 8 S years, s months and 13 days^ 
I He was a member of the Brethren church 

I ior sixty two years. His first wife preceded 

t h'm to the spirit land about forty-five years. 

1 He was then married to sister Katie (Shoe- 

maker) Landls. She still survives. He was 
the father of thirteen children, of whom 
seven still survive. A few weeks before his 
death he was anointed. Funeral services con- 
ducted by the writer from Job 16: 32. 

Gao. L. Studebaker. 

SCHROCK. — In the bounds of the 
Brothers' Valley church, Somerset Co, Pa , 
Dec 23 1893, Catharine S. Schrock, aged 81 
years and 22 da,s. She was the widow of 
Joseph Schrcck, who preceded her to the 
spirit world about fifteen years. She leaves 
,K sons, two daughters, a number of grand- 
children and a host of friends to mourn their 
loss Funeral ssrvlces by the home minister.. 

S. F. RtEMAN. 

ARNOLD— At Burlington, W. Va, In 

the Beaver Run congregation, Dec. 28, 1893, 

Elizabeth Arnold, aged 81 3 ear., 3 months 

Dri] and as da; s. She dud of La Griff, •"«' 

P ™ ,n illness of nearly two weeks. She .erved 

mat well, many years In the office of deaconess. 

a *Ii Christian piety was a bright jewel of her life. 

Geo. S. Arnold. 



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WISER.— At her home near Bourbon, 
Ind , Oct. 31, 1893, Christina Wiser. In 1855 
she was married to William Wiser. She 
united with the German Baptist Brethren In 
1883. Funeral services were improved by 
Eld J. H. Sellers, to a large audience. 

John E. Joseph. 

HORNADAY.- Near Unlonvllle, Iowa, 
Dec «, 1893, Mrs. Irena Hornaday, aged 23 
years and 4 da, s. She was the daughter of 
Wm. Caylor and granddaughter of Henry 
Whlsler. Deceased was born Dec. 17, 1870. 
The last few y.ars of her life were Indeed 
clouded by sadness. For some months 
previous to her death she was confined to an 
asylum, her friends hoping that her mind 
might be restored. Funeral by Rev. Smith 
of the Christian church. H. A. Wh.sler. 

BAKER.-In the Saginaw church, Mich, 
Dec 22 1893, of pneumonia, sister Harriet 
Baker, wife of Bro. David Baker, of Shep- 
ardsvllle, Mich, aged 52 yea's, 9 month, and 
I3 days. Sister Baker un'ted with the church 
about twentyfour-jears ago. She was the 
mother of ten children and the stepmother 
of seven children. Funeral sermon by Bro. 
I V Felthouae from 1 Th(S6. 4: 14. 
'' John E. Albavgh. 

SWIHART. - In tie Walnut church, 
Marshall Co, Ind, Dec. .3. .893. ''*>« *"'* 
(Tnomas) Swlhart, aged 75 J«™. ' mon "' 
and 8 days. Funeral services by Eld J. H. 
Sellers. Text, Rev. ,}: .4. -ft w ^ 

ESHELMAN.-In the Cole Creek church, 
Fulton Co, I", Dec. 28, .893, Abraham 
Eshelman, aged 67 year,, 9 months and 27 
days. His suffering was great, but he bote It 
with Christian fortitude, and waited patiently 
for the Master's call. He was anointed a 
few evening, before he died. Bro. Eshelman 
leave, a dear companion, four sons and one 
daughter. He ha, been a con.lstent member 
of the Brethren church for several years. 
Funeral by the writer from Heb. 9: =71 t° * 
very large and sympathizing audience, 
very 1* g c o -. v.0N BUCKLEW. 

HARSHBARGER.-In Mattawana, Mif- 
flin Co, Pa, Dec. 6. .8,3. Bro. Henry Harsh- 
barger, aged 39 ye.... 7 months and Ij days. 
WALLS— At the same place, Dec. 24. 
,893 Esther Walls, aged 73 ye;r ., 4 months 
Inf day, Funeral services by El. Abrarn 
Myers. Barbara M. Hanawalt. 

EARLY.-Near Pleasant Valley, In the 
Cook', Creek congregation, Rockh,gh,rn 
Co Va, Dec. 29, .893, .fter Barbara A. 
Early wfe of Bro. Samuel S. Earl,, aged 49 
ve^'? month, and 28 days. Sister Eariy 
C « consistent member ol 'he Brethren 
lur ch. She suffered for some time wllh 
consumption.' She called for the elder, of 
the Church and w.s anointed Funeral servi- 
ces conducted byBro.Jo..M A Kage i y,r :r 

Cor. is:SS. 5 6 > 57- 

FRIEDLY— Near Mt. Morris Dec 8 
.893, .«er Catherine (Emmert) Frtedly, wife 
oil, Benjamin Frledly, aged 4 9 *«« 6 
m0 nth 8 and H -** ■*«" * '^ 
, Christian and a devoted mother, ^leaves 
! a husband and four children. A Sister. 



SPICHER— At Eglon. W Va., Jan. i, 
1894, Iilerul Henry Splcher. He was born 
Jan. so, 1814. He leaves a wife, one ton and 
one daughter. HU death came very unex- 1 
pected. La Griff* and heart-dropsy Is sup- | 
posed to have been the cause of his death. 
Sermon by Bro. J. U ler at the Maple Spring 
church. Rachbl Wf.imbr. 

ROSS— In the Danville church, Ohio 
Dec. 27, 1S93. Elista Ross, aged ?S )eats, 9 
months nnJ 20 r/ays He wa% man led 10 
Dorcas Workman, Ap-ll ., 183S This union 
was blessed with fourteen children, seven ot 
whom survive with the mother. She was a 
member for filty one years. Funeral services 
by the writer, assisted by Eld. Henry Keller. 
Q'JINCY Lbckronb. 

STOVER— In the Mt Vernon congruga- 
Hon, Va., Dec. 13. 1893, sister Mary Magda- 
lene Stover, aged S4 years and 6 months. She 
was a consistent sister, and her health was 
apparently good until a lew years ago. Eter- 
nal sleep overcame her while sitting In her 
chair. Funeral by the writer, assisted by the 
brethren from Phllpp. 1:21. 

S. W. Garbrr. 



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THIRD 
The price ol Fahrney's PANACEA was 

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Carat,., ti B,o , Osbharli, P«„ ;,„. ,, ,8,, 

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lanierer & Bro.,"'" 1 " "' Ju «"<»>. Ohio, Nov. ,,, •„. 

became I know tf mv own l„„ , ut "e-e"«y to me. 

Your* truly, 
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i ■' w,. ik, I . " " undcr date or D« 

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ll »'e°l Oct. ,6, ■„, ..,.„ ,' '° wa ' *•»" "nder die 

"commend „ 10 syeryLfe Mr MUI» , °r ' "" 
a bottle cf PANJrr. M,iler - ,0 wh <"n I sold 

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Yours respectiully, 
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The Gospel Messenger. 

H. B. Brumbaugh, Editor, 

And Business Manager of the Eastern House, Boi St. 

Huntingdon, Pa. 



Table of Contents, 

Poetry,— 

Companionship. By Sadie Bralller Noffslnger 66 

The Better Way. By Gertrude A. Flory ;o 

Essays, — 

Faith and Works. By Jay G. Francis 66 

A Synoptical RepDit of the Ministerial Meeting of 

Eastern Pennsylvania. By George Bucher 66 

My Sentiment. By Noah Longanecker 68 

Sunshine. By Harper N. S.ingluff 69 

Editorial,— 

Items, 65,72,73 

Sacraments of the Church 65 

A Commentary of the New Testament, 73 

Christian Scientists and Faith Cures 73 

Christian Endeavor, Etc., 74 

Three Questions 74 

India, 74 

Missionary and Tract Work Department,— 

Items 70 

Kind Words. By Harvey E. Netzley 

•' Go," " Teach," " Preach." By N. D. Underhlli. 

" Chap. 2> How and Where 7° 

Liie.v -hj v ai,n!e Morrow, 71 

Notes from Our Correspondents, 75, 76 

Correspondence, 76, 77* 7& 

Matrimonial 1$ 

Fallen Asleep 78,79 

Advertisements 79> 80 

" Keep in good spirits. Don't let despondency 
of any kind ever settle abont yonr plans. Hope- 
fulness is half the battle. Discouragement is 
nine-tenths of defeat. Hope and a merry heart 
are more invigorating than the apothecary's tonic." 



SACRAMENTS OF THE CHURCH. 



"In dayB to come you will bless God for the 
olonds and darknesB, since through them your tried 
faith grew into strong faith, and your strong faith 
ripened into full assurance. Doubtless faith will 
make our nights the fruitful mothers of brighter 
days." 

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for 
words left unsaid and deeds left undone. " She 
never knew how I loved her." " He never knew 
what he was to me." "I always meant to make 
more of our friendship." Such words are the 
poisoned arrows which cruel death shoots back- 
ward at ub from the sepulchre. — H. B. Stovoe. 



Through the courtesy of the Funk & Wagnalls 
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Volume I of their great " Standard Dictionary of 
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The number of sacrsments, so called, differs in 
the (1 liferent churches. Most of the Protestant 
churches have bnt two baptism and the Eucha- 
rist. The Greek and Catholic churches have, in 
addition to these, five more: Confirmation, pen&nce, 
holy orders, matrimony and extreme unction. To 
some extent, our own church differs from all 
these. We have baptism, the anointing, feet- 
washing, the Lord's Snpper and the Commnnion, 
making five in all. Strictly speaking, there is 
but one sacrament in the church, and that is the 
Communion, and the others might be called 
ordinances. Bat as the design in all is to one 
end, there can be no incongruity in calling them 
all sacrsments. 

In sacraments we have the idea of a covenant 
and a vow. And in a sense, we have both these 
in all of our sacraments, though as to their real 
designs a difference of opinion may be entertained. 
And as we have the thought before us, it may be 
well to look into the intentions of these thiDgs, 
the relation one bears to the other and the order 
'in which they come. 

1 Baptism we accept as the covenant seal. And 
therefore, until this seal is placed upon us, there 
can be no covenant that binds on our side. God 
may or may not carry out the intention of the 
covenant towards us, but we have no promise and 
therefore no claim. We also call it the initiatory 
rite which admits us into membership with his 
churoh. In other words, it brings ub into a re- 
lationship through which all the graces and 
mercies of God can reach us. It is the sign of 
the change of onr citizenship. " We are now no 
more foreigners and strangers, but fellow-citizens 
with the saints and of the household of God." It 
makes us new creatures in Christ Jesus. In our 
baptism the old man of sin is symbolized by 
burial, and the new man comes forth to live a life 
of righteousness. 

The sacraments that follow have nothing what- 
ever to do in the giving of this new life, bnt are 
intended as aids in the developing and growing 
into a perfeot manhood in the new relation or 
kingdom. A question sometimes arises as to 
which sacrament next olaims the priority, the 
anointing or the other sacraments named, or 
whether any one can be a fit subject for the 
anointing before having participated in the sacra- 
ments of feet-washing, the Lord's Snpper and the 
Eucharist. The priority of these saoramente 
must be determined by their relative standing and 
the design intended. Taking the more super- 
ficial view of the anointing and its design, it 
would not have in it the elements of a sacrament, 
but in its wider definition, as we acoept it, it does. 

But its relation in order, is neoessarily circum- 
stantial. " If any Bmong yon are sick, call for the 
elders, etc" "Among you" determines the fitness 
of the subjeot for the anointing. And our defi- 



nition of a child of God, — one added among us, — 
is, a " baptized believer." Baptism, with its pre- 
requisites, brings the subject into full oitizenship 
with the churoh, and extends to it all of its im- 
munities and privileges. Hence, if a brother or 
sister, after becoming a member of the church, 
shonld get sick before enjoying the privilege of 
participating in the sacraments of feet-washing, 
the Lord's Supper and the Communion, there 
seems to us to be no law by which such person 
should be debarred from the anointing, should it 
be desired. ' There is a great difference between 
the sacrament that brings us into a relation, and 
those which are intended to help us enjoy, de- 
velop and perpetuate that relation. 

The sacrament of the anointing is to be gov- 
erned, as to time, by a specified condition,— if 
any among you be sick. The condition, as to 
time, iB sickness. Ab to fitness, "among you." 
Then there appear to be two specific purposes or 
designs. The first ia that of healing; the lecond, 
the forgiveness of sins. The second prepares the 
subjeot, first, to be healed, as a freedom from sin 
gives psace and a submissive spirit, which greatly 
aids in physical healing. And, second, it pie- 
pares the Bnbject for a peaceful and happy death. 
In receiving the sacrament in faith, we virtually 
say: "Now Lord, we submit our case into tby 
hands, — heal us or receive us. To live will be 
well for thee, — to die will be gain. " And the 
Lord Bhall raise him up," "if he have committed 
sins they Bhall be forgiven him ;" — both precious 
promises. 

As will be seen, the priority of this saorament 
depends altogether on the circumstances attend- 
ing the subject. To some, it may come first 
after baptism. To others, it may come after the 
sacraments of feet-waBhing, the Lord's Snpper 
and the Communion. To too many it does not 
come at all. But because it does not come is no 
evidence of a non-acceptance with God, as men 
are subject to death under circumstances when 
and where the anointing could not be attended to. 

The three sacraments that follow, feet-washing, 
the Lord's Snpper and the Communion, are pre- 
paratory one to the other. The EuchariBt is the 
greatest of the three, because the other two come 
first in the order of preparation, and because the 
leading design is in the third, — " Do this in re- 
membrance of me." By virtue of our citizenship 
and legality we are all privileged to the benefits 
of the Communion. And that we may enjoy these 
benefits in all their fullness, a directly prior prep- 
aration was thought necessary, and instituted. 
There has been much said as to the design of feet- 
waBhing; but after much thought on the subjeot, 
we enjoy great help in looking at it as being pre- 
paratory to the supper. In the performing of the 
work we get that preparation. It symbolizes to 
ns our relation to one another, and we say to 
eaoh other, we are all brethren,— one in Christ 

{Cndudti n foil 11.) 



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THE GOSPEL MESSENGER 



January 30, 1894. 



-4ESSAYS*- 



1 Stedv to 'how ehyielf improved unto God ; a wcrknun tli»t 
uhamed, ilehllf dividing th« Word of Truth 



■kmjn that nesdeth cot fc 



COMPANIONSHIP. 



DV SADIE DRALLIBR NOFFSINGER. 

Alone I press the grating sand 

Upon life's steep and barren track; 
Anon I weep and call a name 

But no fond murmur answers back 
To the wild pleading of my lone, — 
I walk the sands alone, alone. 
Oh, darling one I long years have passed 

Or months, or days, I know not which, 
Since thou wast taken from my arms 

Who made life's morn so glad and rich. 
Ah mel I bowed my weary head 
And sobbed: " My star of hope hatji fled." 
Aye, fled, methought, to shine no more. 

I strained my eyes, yet could but see 
The outline of a tiny barque 

Swift gliding o'er a turbid sea 
Into the fathomless unknown 
Whence all my joy and peace had flown. 

J raised my trembling voice and called: 
" Oh, darling one, come back to mel " 

Vain were my cries; unbroken still 
The silence of that solemn uea. 

No sound was wafted to the shore 

Save the faint splashing of an oar. 

Then that bright morn grew strangely dlrr 
And darkness compassed earth and 6ky. 

I moved my lips, but c;uld not speak, 
I spread my wlng6, but could not fly. 

Still sped the barque away, away, — 

Since then my night hath known no day. 

And yet, while musing here alone, 

Upon life's barren, scoichlng sand 
A rustling breaks the solitude, 
I A loving pressure nerves my hand 

And murmurs of a gentle tone 
So well rememberer 1 , greet my own, 

Two loving arms my neck entwine. 

Sweet Is the kiss upon my llpsl 
And on my brow so softly falls 

The fondling touch of finger-tips; 
While all the love and bliss of yore 
Hush back Into my heart once more. 

I rise, stretch forth my hands, and gaze. 

No presence meets my vision. Lo, 
He Is not herel Upon the sani 

I kneel alone; yet this I know: 
A soul most radiant and divine 
Hatli whispered blessed words to mine. 

Oh darling one! why should I weep 
And send my waitings to the breeze, 

Since death halh given me the joys 
Of soul-communion, such as these? 

Why should I wring my hands and cry 

When my dear soul is ever nigh? 

Or why lament the small distress 
Of blindness to the outer sight, 

If yearning for thy 6plrlt-charms 
But keeps the inner vision bright? 

Is not thy life a perfect birth? 

Thy glory passing that of earth? 

Then, knowing this, to day I cast 

All fleshly longings out; and find 
The deeper yearnings of the heart, 

The higher longings of the mind, 
And fit my soul, dear love, for thy 
Companionship so pure and high. 
Johnstoivit, Pa, 

•■*•*-♦ 

FAITH AND WORKS. 



BY JAY G. FBANOIS. 

This is a subject which has often been consid- 
ered and discussed, and often misrepresented. 
Paul says Abraham was justified by faith; and 
James says he was justified by works. Do they 
contradict each other? Lather, because he could 
not reconcile the two teachings, declared that the 
Epistle of James was an epistle of straw. The 



truths of the Bible are nrt en the surface; an! he 
who thinks to harmonizo Scripture ty superficial 
interpretation will be disappointed. 

What is the relation of faith to works? Are 
we saved by faith, or by works, or by both? The 
true Christian knows that if he does not work, 
his growth in grace ceases, he feels uncomforta- 
ble and unsafe. From this fact he is likely to 
conclude that he is justified by works as well aB 
by faith. This view is well illustrated by three 
men in separate boats, out on a stormy sea. 
Their lives are in danger, and they are pulling 
for the shore. Two of the boats are overturned 
and the occupants are drowned, the third reaches 
the beach in safety. On examining his oars, on 
the one we find faith; on the other, works. Aft- 
erward the sea casts up the other boats. On both 
oars of the one is faith; on both oars of the other, 
works. By this is intended to be shown that not 
by faith alone nor by works alone is a man saved, 
but by faith and works pulling together. This 
is a false view, and if adopted, will twist and 
make difficult one's Christian development It 
will give man whereof to boast, and will rob God 
oE part of his glory. ThiB idea of faith and 
works is taught by neither Paul nor James. It 
is simply a compromise of those who, not under- 
standing the relationship, would reconcile the 
two writers. 

By considering four steps in Christian growth, 
this snbject, we think, can be made plain. 

I. Faith is the root of man's spiritual life, and 
by faith Christ is absorbed into the bouI. The 
Christian is rooted in, and draws his nourishment 
from, Christ, a3 the tree draws its nourishment 
from the ground. Separate the tree from its 
root, or pull the root from the ground and you 
stop the il iw of life, and the tree dies. So with 
the Christian. He must have faith, and tha,t 
faith must be rooted in Christ, or he can dravty 
into himself no spiritual life. A vital connection 
exists between Christ and the believer, "I am the 
vine, ye are the branches." John 15: 6. Faith 
is the power that appropriates Christ. 

II. When in the soul, Christ becomes the life 
of the Christian. "He that hath the Sou hath 
life; and he that hath not the Son of Gcd hath 
not life." 1 John 5:12. "When Ohriat, who is 
our life, shall appear," etc. Col. 3: 4 All the 
struggles of the Christian Bhould be toward one 
end, — to have Christ formed within, "My little 
children, of whom I travail in birth again until 
Christ be formed in you." Gal. 4: 19. If Christ 
is not within, our Christianity is vain. (! Know ye 
not your ownselves, how that Jesus Christ is in 
you, exoept ye bo reprobates?" 2 Cor. 13: 5. 

III. Obribt, as the life, becomes the impelling 
power of the Christian. Works are the result of 
Christ's indwelling, as the fruit is the result of 
the sap's presence in the vine. It is not I that 
do the works, but Christ that dwelleth in me; he 
doeth the works. With the Psalmist we must 
say: "I delight to do thy will, Oh God!" for this 
was Christ's meat. John 4: 34. We dare not be 
rebellious, but we ruuBt act out the inward im- 
pulses which Christ gives cs. Ab the hand obeys 
the will, so must we obey our Lord and Master, 
" The branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it 
abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye 
abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: 
he that abideth in me, and I in him, the same 
bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can 
do nothing." John 15: 4, 5. 

IV. Refusing to work suppresses the indwell- 
ing Christ. Disobedience grieves the Spirit; 
and, so far as he dwells within, cruoifies the Son 
of God afresh. Righteousness, peace, and joy, 
fruits of the Spirit, depart. From this source 
cornea the Christian's unreBt when not doing the 



will of the Father. The poem is true, and we 
have no escape. 

" There Is no other way, but trust and obey ; 
There Is no other way to be happy In Jesus." 

Keep these four steps in Christian life in view 
when you compare Paul and James, Ohristi 
eternal Life manifest in the flesh, is the centre of 
all apostolic teaching. James examines the tree, 
and says: If it has fruit, I will prove to you that 
it has a living root, " I will show thee my faith 
by my works." James 2: 18. His reasoning is 
deduotive and conclusive. "Wherefore by their 
works ye shall know them." Matt. 7: 20. Paul 
looks at another part of the tree, — at the root. 
He says it is through the root that the tree re- 
ceives its life, and it oannot receive it in any oth- 
er way. " By whom (Christ) also we have access 
by faith into his grace wherein we stand." Rom. 
5:2, His reasoning is inductive and not conclu- 
sive. He himself says, "If ye have faith that 
will remove mountains, and have not charity (the 
combination of all fruits) ye are nothing. A 
barren fig tree will be rejected, even though it 
has roots and plenty of life. See John 16: 6. 
"Herein is your Father glorified that ye bear 
much fruit." 

The life received through faith must have its 
expression in works. " For with the heart man 
believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth 
confession is made unto salvation." Rom. 10: 10. 
In works faith is made perfect, is completed, at- 
tains the end designed, bears its fruit, receives its 
crown. Abraham was j astified through faith ; 
and by works, — obedience, — his justification re- 
ceived its seal. 

Have you faith in OhriBt? Well. Are you 
bearing the fruits of Christ? If not, remember- 
the barren fig tree. 

ML Morris, III 



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A SYNOPTICAL REPORT OF THE MINISTERIAL 
MEETING OF EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA. 



BY GEORGE BUOHEB. 

[This report, condensed at a few points, appeared In No. i 
of this volume. We aro sorry that it failed to give satisfaction. 
We now publish It just as it came to us from the pen of the 
author.— Ed.] 

The meeting was held in Chicques church, in 
the Ellzabethtown meetinghouse, Nov. 21-23, 
1893. Bro, S. R. Zag was elected Moderator, and 
Geo. Bocher, Clerk. 

i. " The Object of Ministerial Meetings." 

It improves the ministry, and through them 
the church. It unites the ministers more. It 
gives them unity of thought, of argument, and of 
practice. 

2. "The Unity of the Churches a Necessity." 

The work of the church is best accomplished 
when her ministers and local churches are united. 
A house divided against itself can not stand. 
The unitjy must be as God directs, — with God and 
his Word. Should Congregationalism be allowed, 
then "familyism" must be, and if "familyism," 
then individualism. 

3. What Is the most Edifying Way of Opening and Clos- 
ing Meetings of Public Worship, and how much Time 
should Necessarily be Used? " 

The gist of this subject hinges on the word edi- 
fying. Be prompt I Commence at the appointed 
time. Do not wait on minister A. or deacon B., 
or members C. D. E. or F. Nothing humbles one 
so much as coming too late. Commence on time 
and that will onre the tardy. It should be under- 
stood beforehand who is to open the meeting. 
Do not keep on talking to constitute & short ser- 
mon; and then to say, " I did not intend to preach 
a sermon," will hardly restore edification. Sing- 



Jannaty SO, 1894, 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER 



07 



ing, reading a psalm or exhortation, and prayer 
should not occupy more than fifteen minutes. 

Be in earnest! Ltt it be a heart work! For a 
minister to get np at the close and say, " I fesr I 
was not understood," and spend another five or 
ten minutes to explain, will scarcely mate the 
mess any better. 

Not edifying to make the benediction aa is pop- 
ularly done. It will do for a Reverend, but 
that is applied in the Bible to God alone. He 
alone can give blessings. Paul gave the bene- 
diction to believers only. 

If we want to get people interested we most be 
interested ourselves. Do not pray so long that 
some fall asleep. But we may go to extremes. 
All rules have exceptions. We may train mem- 
bers to be sleepy. Do not quench the Spirit. 
Seemingly those who are here can easily grasp 
the points presented, and those who need it most 
are absent. 



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4. "What Is the Kingdom of God? 
It Appear?" 



How and When does 



It is the church militant, aad the church tri- 
umphant, and includes all the children of God, 
from the beginning of the world to the end of 
time. It is not of this world, and is distin- 
guished from the k'mgdom of the world by the 
Savior's words, " Peace I leave with you ; my 
peace I give unto you, not aa the icorld giveth, 
give I unto you," The world giveta peace by 
compulsion, Christ, in the kingdom of God, to 
volunteers only. 

5. "Church Government; How Successfully Adminis- 
tered." 

Where there is a government, there mnst be 
one to govern. The governor mnst be a man. 



tanght them to be humble, to deny themselves, 
etc. R?ad Matt. 10, for how, Go, Jehovah Jireh. 
Do not fear T.hem that kill the body. Be wiBe as 
serpents, aud harmless as (lover. I will make 
you to be fiehers cf men. Fishers do not 
soaro the fiBh by throwing stones. Be friendly 
to everybody. Draw the people. A man in de- 
scribing the way said, " Ton must go this way, 
and that way, etc.," then, bethinking himself, 
continued, "I do not know the way myself." A 
little boy being present, said, " I oan tell you tho 
way, I was there." 

A man went fishing. Everything was pol- 
ished, — the man and his tools. But he oanght 
no fish. On his way home he met a ragged boy 
with a big bundle of fish. " How is it, my boy, 
that I can catch no fish," "You mnst hide your- 
self," said the boy. "Yon can't catch fish when 
they see you." 

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and 
John, and perceived that they were unlearned 
aud ignorant men, they marveled ; and they took 
knowledge of them, that they had been with Je- 
sus." Acts 4: 13. Men who were with him from 
the baptism of John to his ascension. 



7. " What is the Duty of Elders towards Ministers and 
Deacon6, and vice versa? " 

The elder, in all important church work, 
should counsel with the other officials, and then 
they should assist him faithfully. The elder 
should not say, " I say so and bo," but " We, aftor 
due deliberation." 

It is the elder's duty to inform and admonish 
his associate officials in anything wherein they 
do wrong, in word, in gesture, in misquotations, 
etc. The elder should not aot as if he wished to 



&™ B rU^to*^^"htoBe^~Md"ttan Ms ,do all the work himself He should not say to 
-niamily.^Hemuet be capable to govern his the young, "If you want to preach today, you 



wife; nrjs tuV when he says one thing his wife 
goes and says another. To be successful he must 
govern alike everywhere. If he does not keep 
his own ohurch in order, he can not be success- 
ful in other churches. The elder's co-laborers 
must be faithful to him. Bach officer must be 
careful not to interfere with tho work of any oth- 
er officer's particular work. Every member must 
Btrive to govern himself. The church being the 
pillar and ground of the Truth, the responsi- 
bility neoesaarily rests to a greater extent on her 
than on her servant, — the bishop. 

When the president of the civil government 
gets out of order it is the people's duty to set him 
in order; so in the chnrch. If the bishop gets 
out oi order, it is her duty to set him right. Al- 
though the greater responsibility rests on the 
church, yet it is the bishop's duty to instruct her 
as it is the judge's duty to instruct the jury. 

6. " How the Savior Taught and Trained his Disciples to 
Preach the Gospel." 

It is evident that this subject is differently un- 
derstood from the fact that preaching is differ- 
ently practiced. We have the Word of God in 
the Son of God. This tho Savior impressed into 
the minds o£ his disciples. He tanght them to 
follow him. This made them more and more like 
himself. He said to his disciples as no one else 
conld, "Unto me is given all power in heaven and 
in earth," etc. Do not go in your own power; 
go up to Jerusalem and tarry uutil ye be "en- 
dued with power from on high." This power — 
this Spirit— reminded them of all he had taught 
them. They were taught to give God the honor 
and glory for the result of their preaching, and 
not take it to themselves. And to practice what 
they preach, and to preach by parables and Illus- 
trations. 

He gave them a good lesson when he set a little 
child in their midst and said, "Except ye be con- 
verted and become ae little ohildren, etc" He 



may do bo." Few are forward enough to say, 
" Yes, I want to preaoh." 

Elders are positively charged to " observe these 
things without preferring one before another, do- 
ing nothing by partiality." 1 Tim. 5: 21. "In 
honor preferring one another." "Likewise, ye 
younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. YeB, 
all of you be subject one to another: for God re- 
Bisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the hum- 
ble." 

The elders should be respected for the office's 
sake, even if they are, or seem to be, "froward," 
1 Peter 6: 15; or as in the oaae of Paul aud Ana- 
nias, Acts 23: 3, where the high-priest wss hon- 
ored for the offioe's sake. 

8. " Our Relations to the World." 

In preaching do not throw obstacles in their 
way. If we are the friend of the world we are 
enemies of Christ. By " relations " are to be un- 
derstood our duties and obligations,— what shall 
we do, and how much of it. We should let the 
world know that we seek their welfare. 

Let your light shine in business, in raising 
bnildings, etc When the world says, "Come, 
let us take a drink," we must have moral oourage 
enough to say "No." In our relations we must 
watch, lost the world does win us, instead of we 
the world. 

Be a light as the chnrch was in slavery, in tem- 
perance, in fashion, etc. Like the light before 
the engine, so we must be a light before the 
world. If the minister goes to a show, where can 
we expect the members will go? 

We must be separate from the world in dress. 
Some say there IB no religion in plain dress. 
That depends on who wears it. If the sinner 
does, there is not, but if the humble follower of 
Jesus does, there is, 

9 . " Reasons why Ministers of the Gospel should Attend 
the Bible Term 



Aa we know nothing about creed, we should 
attend the Bible Term. It is to avoid commen- 
taries; to learn the mind of the Spirit. Defer- 
ence was made to Gen. 14: 14; 2 Chron. 17: 7-9. 
Nehemiah 8: 1-3; Dent, 0: 6, 7; 2 Tim. 2: 15. 

10. " Define a Consecrated Ministry." 

Consecrate means to make, or declare to be sa- 
cred ; to appropriate to sacred uses; to set apart, 
detlioate, or devote to the servioe and worship 
of God. 

It is a work that God does through the churoh, 
and one which the individual muBt do himself. 
Aaron and his sons were consecrated, Ex. 30: 80, 
but the subsequent history shows that Nadab and 
Abihn, the sous, were not consecrated within 
theninelveB. They offered strange fire before the 
Lord. Also the sons of Eli, who were sons of 
Belial. 

Oonsooration does not necessarily separate one 
from all the business affuirs of life. In Borne 
cases Panl lived on the bounty of his converts, 
yet he ohooso not to do so at EpheBUS, Aots 20: 34, 
nor at Corinth or other phces, 1 Oor. 4: 12; 2 
Oor. 9:8,9; 1 Thess. 8: 8. Bishop Pierce ob- 
serves, " that it was a oustom among the Jews, 
even of such aa had a better education than ordi- 
nary, whioh was Paul's case, Acta 22: 8, to learn a 
trade, that wherever they were, they might pro- 
vide for themselves in case of necessity." "It 
was evidently no reproach for a man at that time to 
unite public teaobing with an honest, useful trade. 
And why should it be so now? May not a man 
who hai acquired a thorough knowledge of the 
Gospel way of salvation, explain that way to bis 
less informed neighbors, though he be a tent- 
maker or a shoemaker, or anything else? " 

In the primitive ohurch this was the case. 
Celsus, the first writer against Christianity, " jeers 
at the facr, that wool-workers, cobblers, leather- 
dressers, the most illiterate and vulgar of man- 
kind were zaaloua preachers of the gospel." 
(Neander'o "History of the Christian Religion and 
Church," Vol. 1, p. 71.) 

On page 195 of same volume, the same author 
has this to say: " In the names by which at first 
those who administered chnrch cilices were dis- 
tinguished from the rest of the community, no 
trace of this confusion might as yet be found. . . . 
Into the Greek words kleroa, klerikoi, men had 
introduced, it is trne, already in the time of 
Cyprian, the un6vangelical senue of persons pre- 
eminently oonsecrated to Gcd, like the Levites of 
the Old Testament,— men employed on the affairs 
of religion to the exclusion of all earthly conoerns, 
and who did not gain their livelihood, like others, 
by worldly employment, but for the very reason 
that, for the good of others, they lived only in in- 
tercourse with God, were supported by the rest, 
just as the Levites, when the lands were appor- 
tioned, received no particular allotment, but were 
to have God alone for their inheritance, and to 
receive tithes from the rest for the administra- 
tion of the public functions of religion. This 
notion of a peculiar people of God, applied dis- 
tinctively to a particular order of men among the 
Christians, is now, we mnst admit, in -this sense, 
something wholly foreign to the original Chris- 
tian consciousness; for aocording to this, all 
Christians should be a people oonsecrated to God, 
and all the employments of their earthly oalling 
should in like manner be sanotified by the temper 
in which they are discharged Their whole living 
aud doing, pointed with one reference to Christ, 
the great High Priest of humanity, striking root 
in the consciousness of redemption, and bearing 
witness of its effects,— should henoe become a 
eonaeorated thank-offering, and a spiritual wor- 
ship. This was the original, evangelical idea." 




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January 84 1894, 



It, is not wrong for a minister to be engaged iu 
the affaire of thie world, but it is wrong for him 
to make them his primary object, and the minis- 
try of the Word a secondary matter. 

11. "The Object of Sunday Schools, and how to Conduct 
them." 

The salvation of the soul and the glory of God, 
to give the children a knowledge of the Bible. 
Parents shall instruct their children in the ways 
of the Lord, and Sunday schools are a means to 
that end. Many children have no such instruc- 
tion at home. They get it in Sunday school. To 
counteract the evil influences that are in our land, 
—of drunkenness, of Bwearing, of infidelity, etc. 

That onr sons may grow up like plants, and our 
daughters like corner-stones. " My boy," said an 
aged minister (Bro. Peter Hollowbneh), to a boy 
on his way fishing, "Do you fish on Sunday?" 
"No; then I go to Sunday school." "Then you 
learn something about JesuB? " " No, we did not 
come that far yet." They shall learn something 
about Jesue in Sunday school. "Sow thy Beed 
in the morning, and iu the evening withhold not 
thy hand." If we do not take our children to our 
Sunday school, either others will, or they will go 
to some worse plaoe. 
' A little one was heard to say by a ekeptio, 

« Dor I droben 
Wo lie alt' Gotl Men, 
port ivortl hein f.iiti mrhr sct'n." 

When asked by him where he learned this he 
aaid in Sunday school, and it had a converting 
influence on the skeptic. 

Another Snnday school boy, — a boot-black, was 
requested by several drinkers, " Oome, and take, a 
drink of wine." "Look not thon upon the wine 
when it is red, when it giveth hia color in the 
cup, when it moveth itself aright" "But it's a 
good creature of God, it maketh glad the heart 
of man." "At the last it biteth like a serpent, 
and etiugeth like an adder." "Ah yes, but you 
must not go that far; it never hart us." "If 
sinners entice thee, consent thou not." "He is 
chuck full of the Bible, we can do nothing with 
him." 

Oonduct them in a simple and plain manner, 
and as near the Word of Gcd as possible. Like 
our meetings, the teaohers must be members. 
The Superintendent a minister. The bishop 
were better. Do not empty the Sunday school 
into the highway, but into the church service. 

Do not prize them too highly. Do not credit 
the Snnday school with all the good that is done. 
Do not consider them a "cure all" like a patent 
medioine. They are goad enongh so. 

12. " How can Members be Induced to Practice the Order 
of the Brotherhood? " 

The New Testament is the order of the Broth' 
erhood. They must be converted, — be new crea- 
tures in Christ Jesne. The ministers, deacons 
and their wives must be in the order. They 
must be well enlightened before they are taken 
into the church. It is the teaching as much as 
anything. Two sisters out of one family, one 
plainly olad, and the other somewhat stylieb, 
were asked by a minister, " Why is it, you two 
are ont of one family, and both members iu the 
chnrch, that one ia so plainly clad, and the other 
somewhat stylish ? " " You see," said one, " I got 
converted in Montgomery." As a rule, members 
are in the order, in proportion to the teaching 
they get on the su 1 jeoh. 

It is not a good way to hold those, who are out 
of order, up before the church as a gazing stock. 
Entreat them lovingly. Get them to understand 
that the carnal mind is not favorable to the order. 
Bnt some can not be induced by coaxing. No 
amount of sweet words and fair speeches will 
bring about a reformation. Paul had a stronger 



medicine: "For if 'hi woman be cot covered, 
let her also be shorn," 

13. "The Duty ol the Mernbeis of the Church lo her Min- 
isters and I heir Wives." 

We ought to treat our ministers with fairness. 
Do not expect long sermons from the newly-eleet- 
ed. Give them your full confidence and sympa- 
thy, and do not take out the watch and discour- 
age them in that way. If they make mistakes 
bear with them. If the wife can not go along, 
the members should go and see that her work is 
done, 'that her children have clothes, etc. Let 
the prayers for minister and wife be practical. 
On funeral occasions call the young minister to 
serve with the old. Be good lieteners. Help him 
to books, and to time to study them. 

14. " What Constitutes Formalism ? " 

A formalist is one who practices forms only. 
We must have a form of some kind. Some have 
a form of godliness but deny the power thereof, 
(2 Tim. 3: 6), which proves a form. The heart 
must be in harmony. Without that heart harmo- 
ny onr prayers are formalism. Brethren and sis- 
ters should be as near alike as possible. Like 
soldiers and members of secret societies they 
should be known by their form. Onr aged broth- 
er, John Metzger, said at Annual Meeting, "My 
great-grandfather had a mold to cast bullets with. 
That mold has come down through my ancestors 
to me. Now I have it and the bullets were of the 
same size and form all along." There are three 
kindB of religion, head religion, heart religion, 
and head-and-heart religion. The latter ia the 
right one. Anything sboit of it is formalism. 

No matter what for a text some have, the 
sermon is the same. Some pray from form- 
books. The formalist has a brotherly appearance 
when among the members, but not when among 
the world. >' 

A Bister had two head-dresses. She was 
aBhamed with the plain one when in company, 
because of her foolish talk. 

By putting a Newtown pippin apple on a sour 
apple tree will not change the tree, but by graft- 
ing a Newtown scion into the tree, will make a 
considerable change. 

15. " How Should a Series of Meetings be Conducted to 
Reach the Best Results?" 

In the fear of the Lord. Large additions are 
not necessarily required for good results. Mem- 
bers need reviving. The church Bhould desire 
themeating, and engage a minister who can de- 
vote Mb whole time to the work, — one who is in 
the order of the Brotherhood, who can and will 
preach the Word. The members must be prayer- 
ful. Be on time when meeting opens. Spend 
fifteen or more minutes in song service. Be elo- 
quent hearers, not only hearers, but doers. Mem- 
bers must be a light. Visit those who can not 
attend meeting, and have a season of worship 
with them. AIbo visit those who should serve 
the Lord. It is not all in the preaching, but a 
great deal in the visiting. There must be peace 
and unity. Members must get their temporal 
matters in order, so they can attend. If parents 
attend, their children will, and these will draw 
others. The minister mnst get the attention. 
He mnst reach the heart through the head. Fast 
and pray. Be sociable to strangers. Ministers 
do not know all the people, therefore the mem- 
bers should assist, There is a good deal of re- 
ligion in handshaking, if not done for populari- 
ty. After we have done all we can, God must 
give the increase. 

16. "Give Scriptural Authority for Carrjlng on Missiona- 
ry Work, and the Duty of the Elders Concerning the same." 

Matt. 28: 19-20; Mark 16: 15, 16; Luke 24: 46, 
47; Bom, 10: 15, "How shall they preach except 



t'jey be sent?" Acts 13: 14, 15. History of 
Paul's travels and missionary work. After fast- 
ing, prayer, and laying on of hands they were 
sent. 

"Am I not an apostle, etc.," 1 Oor. 9: 1-14. 
Support. "I have robbed other chnrohes to do 
you service." 2 Oor. 8: 9. 2 Oor. 11: 7; Gal. 6: 
6; Philpp. 4: 14-19; 1 Tim. 6: 17-19; Heb. 13: 16. 

Paul, when in necessity, labored with his own 
hands. When Annual Meeting says what we 
shall do we Bhould do it, and if it is not in har- 
mony with our own view of the matter. It is the 
duty of elders to bring the mission cause before 
the church, and explain it to the members. / 

As Writing Olerk I wsb requested by the 
Brethren to write this report and send it to the 
Messenger for publication. 

Kleinfellersville, Pa. 



MY SBNTIMENT. 



BY. NOAH LONGANECKER. 

In No. 49, Vol. 31, " the sentiment of wise and 
cautious brethren " iB solicited on the following 
"Problem:" "Is there not danger of receiving 
ohildren into the chnrch? 

While I do not feel that my sentiment is so- 
lioited on the problem, — for I would consider it 
presumption to class myself among the "wise and 
cautious," — yet, if true, I do hope that what I 
present will not be objectionable on that account. 
The truth shonld be received, even if children 
should present it. 

I answer the problem with an emphatic NO. 
The danger lies on the side of not receiving them 
into the chnrch. The great danger lies in 
not complying with Christ's last commission. 
Whether children or adults, all should be prcpsi- 
ly instructed before they are received into the 
church, as also after they are received. So the 
great commission of Matt. 28: 19, 20, commands. 
The editors and readers will pardon me for copy- 
ing the following from the " Classified Minutes: " 

INSTRUCTING CHILDREN. 

"Inasmuch as many of our ohildren and young 
people fall into a coarse life, and a great occasion 
of it seemB to be that there iB not sufficient dili- 
gence used in instructing the children according 
to the Word of the Lord given by Moaea in Dent. 
6: 7, where we read: 'And thou shalt teach them' 
(these words which I command thee this day) 
diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of 
them when thou sittest in thy house, and when 
thou walkeBt by the way, and when thou liest 
down, and when thou rises t up;' and also the 
apostle Paul says (Eph. 6: 4), that parents should 
'bring them (their children) up in the nurture 
and admonition of the Lord;' it is the opinion 1 
(and advice) that there should be used more dili- 
gence to instruct our dear youth and children in 
the Word of Truth to their salvation; and that it 
is the special duty of the dear parents, as well as* 
of pastors and teachers, to be engaged herein, in* 
asmuch as the apostle teaches, 'Feed the flock of 
God which iB among you, taking the oversight 
thereof,' 1 Pet. 5: 2. And, inasmuch as th« 
children of the faithful belong to the flock of 
Christ, just as naturally as the lambs belong to 
the flock of sheep; and, inasmuch as the Word 
can be brought nearer to the hearts of children 
in a simple conversation or catechisation, or how- 
ever it may be called, than otherwise in a long; 
sermon, so that they apprehend the Word of Di- 
vine Truth, believe in Jesus, and accept his doc- 
trine and commandments, and walk therein to 
their eternal salvation, — hence we admonish in 
heart-felt and humble love, all our, in God much 
beloved fellow-members, dear fathers and moth- 



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69 



may 



January 30, 1894 

rtonld die unto ourselves, and live to him forever, Srrnon's »p»tane. wa den ent Th e bap* m ^^^ ^ ^ ^ & ^ fl t , 

thattheywoulduaeallpo^^^^ all 

dearyonthm.ghtbe provoked to love God, and saia , ^^ fa wM 

to appreciate hia Word from hmrohUdhood Do «££i£ ta Lh, according to God's 

not spate any labor and tori to conv mc he .n by ^™* t g ttere£or6 ot thto thy wickedness, 



themselves m u»" »" ™" ™- 

Eewarder of all good will undoubtedly remuner 
ate youj for those who have done right shall live 
forever, and the Lord is their reward, and the 
Most Sigh provides for them; they will receive a 
glorious kingdom aid a beautiful crown from the 
hand of the Lord." 

The above shows how the brethren labored one 
hundred and five years ago, 'WW tftiHwn m.ffM 
give themselves to God in an earnest life. 
James says, "To him that knoweth to do good, 
and doeth it not, to him it is sin." As soon as a 
child can discriminate between right and wrong, 
it becomes responsible. To say that it is , toger- 
ous to receive children into the church, that they 
might do all that God commands them, and thus 
do right, is, to say the least, absurd. Any church 
that baptizes a child before its reasoning faculties 
are developed makes a mistake; so also the 
ohurch that baptises one who is demented, or de- 
prived of reason, does wrong. The Bible says, 
"If thou believest with all thine heart, thou may- 

68 It is intimated that the decisions of Annual 
Meeting are not definite on the problem under, 
consideriiol. The Annual Meeting .. definite 
in her decisions. It does decide that those who 
repent and believe may be received into church 

^ThTonly case where the Annual Meeting al- 
lows the church to rebaptize any one who was 
baptized by her own body, is where the applioan 
COULD NOT exercise faith and repentance m the 
former baptism. I emphasis the words could 
N0T for Annual Meeting used these words 
thoughtfully and wisely. (See "Classified Mm- 
utes" page 162, Art. 3 of 1881.) The answer 
r ads as follows: "If his mind was atlected to 
nch an extent through sickness that he could not 
exercise faith and repentance, he might b , re- 
baptized on his_ subsequent profession of faith 

M The eP d 6 an g er'then, does not lie in recriving 
children, or adulta, into the church but it lies m 
not propria instating them, both 6*/ore and 
tfKirr'eoepUon into the church. When. any 
one has'the proper use of his reasoning f culties, 
and can decide between right and wrong, and pro 
Jesses repentance toward God and faith toward 
heLorcfjesus Christ, and then requests to .b. 
received into church-fellowship, the church an 
in good faith, administer the rite of Chr stian 
Baptism. Such a baptism will be valid in .M 
oases, when administered by the proper -"* 
trator, according to the Commission. In all such 
cases he administrator's work is legal and valid 
Shuld there be a deficiency in the apphcants 
repentance and faith, let him supply that defi 
ciency Such are the decisions of Annual Meet- 
T-dlfi-* believe that the Word o God 
teaches in unison with said decisions. If ever any 
one had need to be rebaptized, it was " Simon h 
Horeerer" Peter,-when beholding his alter 
Hto,-deolared, "Thy heart is not right, m the 



are wrong we should abide by them. Let 
church commence to rebaptlzs her own nienibera 
then she will soon have enough to do. We will 
then soon have no need for the rule m Matt. 18. 
Then the Devil will soon have many to doubt the 
validity of their baptism. And should any of 
these who were rebaptized again fall from grace 
and afierwards receive new light, wbat thenr 1 
suppose rebaptize them the second time We 
had better abide by the decisions of Annual Meet- 
ing, and live up to the Bible rule. 

Children who give evidence of loviDg and 
trusting Jesus should early be brought into 
church-fellowship and care."-PeIo,<bal If prop- 
erly instructed and cared for, I. am very favorably 
impressed in receiving the young into church-fel- 

'Tcan give my experience and observation in no 
better way than to quote the language of the not 
ed Spurgeon: "Of the many bojs and girls whom 
we have received into church-fellowship, I can 
8ay cf them all timt they have gladdened my 
heart, and I have never received any with greater 
confidence than I have these. And this I have 
noticed about them, they have greater ,,oy and re 
joicing than any others. Among those I have 
had a^ any time to exclude from church- fellow- 
ship, out of a church of 2.700 members, I have 
never had to exclude a jingle one who was re- 
ceived while yet a child." 

We may not all be gifted tc instruct and care 
for the youth as Mr. Spurgeon was, ye ; bis .ex- 
perience is in unison with the Bible. To those 
who have the care of the youth the Bible say , 
"Train up a child in the way he should go, and 
when he is old he will not depart from it. To 
The youth the Bible says, •'*»?»** J^.** 
Creator in the days of thy youth." While , Chr 
toice said to Peter, "Feed my sh eep befirsj 
said to him, "Feed my lambs. Christ was 
much displeased "at bis disciples when they re- 
tanked tho'se who brought little children to h u. 
To avoid his displeasure, let us all suffer little 
children to come unto him. Let us in no wise 
forbid them. Let us all welcome them to the 
fold. __ 



beam of sunshine from your countenance, 
cause their hearts to leap with joy. 

Our Blessed Lord and Master certainly never 
intended his children to go through this world 
with more clouds on the oountenanoes than sun- 
shine. Let us look to nature for our examplel 

We must have some clouds, or we would desire 
to live here always; and some must have more 
clouds than others, just as some places have more 
snnehine than others. But it is certainly the du- 
ty of all to cast around them as mnoh sunshine a» 

P °As b a e p lace, brightened up by the rays of the 
sun, is more attractive than a cold, damp, dark 
cellar so a churoh from which radiates warmth 
and brightness, will attract more sinners to its 
folds, than the one where all is cold. Let us, 
then, trim our lights, and make the church at- 
tractive, and when we get the sinner to the door, 
give out both light and warmth, that he will be 
compelled to come in. Do not stop here; for sun- 
shine is required for growth, and now, what this 
newborn babe wants, is to grow. Here we often 
make a fatal mistake. We let the clouds cover 
np all our sunshine, and then wonder why the lit- 
tie one dwindles and finally dies. 

Let each and every one resolve to show more 
sunshine and fewer clouds during life. Then, 
when we come to enter that land of eternal sun- 
shine, we will be better prepared for it. 



SACBAHEHIS OF THE CHTJKCH. 



615 



SUNSHINE 



time ago.— Ed] 

How we enjoy the beauty in nature surround- 
infus when he sun comes out from under the 
cbud aTto a shower. Everything is freshened 
* The grass puts on a lustrous green, the air 
h P asbIcom g ec 0ol P B nd invigorating, and all nature, 

^r^SSS. - Hves and those 
aro^s could be lightened and renewed the 
same way, if we but pattern after natore? 



( CoHclHttid from first tW*>> 

, And this oneness in service, in heart «nd 
purpose, prepares us to enjoy the sacred meal or 
supper together. It humbles the h,gh and exalts 
the low, makes the rich poor, and the poor rich, 
wipes away all caste or distinction, and expresses 
th»i oneness in Christ which makes us brethren. 

Then, with this feeling, we, as a Christian 
family, are ready to enjoy the love-fea.t or Lord s 
Supper. And this sitting together and eating to- 
gether prepares our hearts and minds for the par- 
Taking of the symbols of the blood and body of 
Christ, in such a way as will convey to us the 

greatest possible good. This good comes to u. 
not through the material cup and loaf we reeve, 
but through the feelings that are enkmdled by 
the haudlfng and tasting of them. *e ar° ben°- 
fited in the partaking of them in proportion to the 
devotional fee.ings awakened, and this proportion 
depends on our powers of discernment. Thepr - 
naratory services are given us as helps to get 
!way f rom the literal into a spiritual discernment, 
a7unle 8 s we can see through these symbols, 
Christ, in his sacrificial and sin-atoning con- 
dition;, we have failed in obtaining the intended 
good; we have not discerned in them the Lord. 

""our spiritual life depend, in keeping within us 
the Christlife, and this is done by keeping him 
and his life continually before u,. To this end 
we have what are generally termed "means o 
; a ce" given us in the church, such as the pubh 
preaching, prayer meeting, Bible classes and the 
home altars. All these are, or should be to us 
mels of grace, supplemented by the sacraments, 
Tt H we are not saved, it will be because we 



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wl^ly^torminedly refuse the mercies so 



70 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER 



January SO 1894 



Missionary and Tract Work Departing!! 



"Upon the Cist day of the week, 
Ut ctery one ol you lay by htoi In 
■tore u God hath prospered him, 
that there be no gathering! ffhea a 
cona«."— • Cor. i6:«- 



" Every man a* he puipo«oth tn 
b!i heart, to let hLn give. Not 
grudgingly or ot seccsilty, for tht 
Lord loveth * chMrtnl gt»:r."— * 
Cor. g: y. 



BOW MUCH SHALL WI Bltfffl 
"Every min according to hh ability," "Every one at Gcd hath frit- 
tered kim," " Every man, according as he furposeth in hit heart, 80 let 
htm give." "For II there be first a willing mind, It Is accepted according 
to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not,"- 



» Cor. ' 



Organization of Missionary Commute*. 



'"" Why turn the ohurch o£ God into a restaurant 
to raise money for thn Lord? Eat yonr dinner at 
home; then give the Lord your quarter as a free 
will effering. 

Encourage the young members to take an 
active part in prayer meeting?. In this way they 
may be trained for the more responsible positions 
in the church. 

*~ The man who demands that the dollar he gives 
to help the Lord's cause most be acknowledged in 
some newspaper, is not likely to get credit in 
heaven for that dollar. 



Daniel Vaniman, Foreman, 
D. L Miller, Treasurer, 
Gat-km B. Royer, Secretary, 



McPherson, Kins. 

Mt. Morris, 111, 

- Mt. Morris, Iu. 



Organization of Book and Tract Work. 



S. W. Hoovxr, Foreman, 

S. Bock. Secretary and Treasurer, 



Dayton, Ohio 
Dayton, Ohio. 



WAN donations Intended lor Missionary Work should bs e«t to 
Galih n. ItOYBR, Mt. Morris, 111. 

(SWAtl money lor Tract Work should be sent to S. Bock, Dayton. 
Ohio. 

«3T"Mcne7 m»7 be sent b7 Money Order, Registered Letter, or Droits 
oa Hew York or Chicago. Do not send personal checks, or drafts on Ul- 
terior towns, as It cocts a; cento to collect them. 

W Solicitors are requested to lallhlully carry out the plan ol Annual 
Meeting, that all our membero be solicited to contribute at least twice a 
year tor the Mission and Tract Work ol the Church. 

jy Notes for the Endowment Fund can be had by writing to the Sec-' 
i etary ol either Work. 

Faultfinding is throwing cold water on love. 

The population of the globe is said to be 
1,600,000,000. 

Of the inhabitants of the globe about 900,000,- 
000 worship idols. 

It is the faith that leads to doing, that we stand 
niOHl in need of. 

One cannot conform to the world without 
becoming worldly. 

No one oan oonform to the world and yet have 
the spirit of Christ. 



He who oomes out from the world does not 
bring the world with him. 



You cBnnot get what Jesus has promised by 
conforming to the world. 



Any one may find a man in tronble, but it takes 
a friend to help him out. 



Is there a household among our readers where 
there is no family altar? 



If Christ were first in our hearts the world 
would have to take a back seat. 



If yon oonform to the world, you will get only 
what is in the world. That and no more. 



If you conform to Ohrist you will get what 
Jeans haa promised. That and even more. 

People who have faith enough to take Jesus at 
his word will never quibble about any of the com- 
mands. 

Fortunate is the tongue that can truthfully 
eay, "I have never spoken ill of any man or 
woman." 

The faith that prompts preachers to go every- 
where preaching the Gospel is the faith that turns 
the world upsicfe down. 



One of the most encouraging thoughts to us is, 
that hundreds of young people arc preparing to 
take our places in the church, when the time 
comes for the Lord to call us home. 



Would you like to have the Gospel preached to 
some of your neiehbors? Ton can do it by send- 
ing them the Messenger one year. It will preach 
to them whether they go to meeting or not. 

Lady Somerset says: " All I know in regard to 
the mysteries of human life is in the Bible. I fall 
back on the teachings of Ohrist: Life is but a 
day's work; but it is a trust we take from God." 



To destroy the Gcspel in ancient times the 
enemies of Christianity tent the preachers to their 
graves and hnrled their book after them. But 
here is the good Book yet with us, ae it was with 
the preachers in days of yore. 

A missionary text, "And I saw another angel 
fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting 
Gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the 
earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and 
tongne, and people." Kev. 14: 6, j. r. e. 



THE BETTEE WAY. 



BY GERTRUDE A. FLORY. 



It would be better far 
To live our life and perish like the brutes, 

Than that, corroding sin 

Should dwarf the soul within, 
And evil deeds o'ergrown with bitter fruits 

Should shame us at God's bar. 

It would be better far 
Ne'er to have entered on the human race, 

Than thus to live and die, 

With the dear God so nigh, 
And mercy streaming out, in love and grace, 

Through pearly gates ajar. 

It would be better far 
To take God at his word; his will to do: 

If he could ever fail, 

Life's dreamy, shadowy vale 
Would still be sweeter for this matchless view 

Of heaven's Morning Star, 



KIND WOED8. 



Of the 900,000,000 who worship idols about 
750,000,000 never heard of Jesus, and never saw 
the faoe of a missionary. 



Thebe is not mnoh religion in a man when you 
have to give him a dish of oysters to get 25 cents 
oat of him for the Lord's cause. 



BY HARVEY E. NETZLEY. 

How many hearts have been made sad by 
unkind words! On the other hand, too, — how 
much good has been done by kind words! The 
wise man says, "A soft answer turneth away 
wrath; but grievous words stir up anger." How 
very trae this is! Even when parents admonish 
their ohildren they can, by the use of kind words, 
make a better and more lasting impression than 
by the use of harsh expressions. 

I also believe that if we wonld have more of 
that love, which our Savior taught his followers 
to hav?, we would have greater snecess in life and 
enjoy much more happiness. Whatever we may 
do for the Lord, and yet not have the charity 
recommended in 1 Cor. 13, it will profit us noth- 
ing. How pleasant it is when there is genuine 



love at home! With this kind of a home the 
Savior is well pleased. 
Adams, Nebr. 

■ ■ ♦■•■■» 
"GO," "TEACH," "PREACH." 



BY N D. UNDEBHILL. 

In Three Chapters.— Chapter Second.— How and "Where? 
" How shall they preach except they be rent? As It Is 
written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the 
Gospel of peace, and brirg glad tidings of good things!" 

Paul's language here does not imply the im- 
possibility of preaching without the ordination of 
man. It is evident that every child of God who 
has been baptized into Ohrist ie authorized, in a 
measure, by the Lord of heaven and earth to 
preach the Gospel. His "Go," as spoken to His 
disciples, is sufficient authority for any one who 
loves him; for those who love Him will keep His 
words. Any soul that haB been endued with 
power or authority from on high, by the gift of 
the Holy Spirit (and this precious gift, without 
which no one shall see God, is promised to all that 
obey Him), is qualified to tell the Gospel story. 
Although learning is a good thing to have, it is 
not absolutely necessary to have a worldly 
education. Ohrist has promised knowledge and 
wisdom to those that ask it. "Ask and ye shall 
receive." " He that spared not His own Sod, but 
delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not 
with Him also freely give us all things?" But 
while we have the divine authority, still it is ex- 
pedient to have the help and support of the 
church, — the Brethren, — to encourage, uphold 
and sustain ns in the work of the Master. 

Although any soul who loves and obeys Ohrist, 
has a right to tell its neighbors of the great sacri- 
fice that has been made for our salvation, it is not 
always convenient for such souIb to shake off all 
'home ties, and launch out into heathen land&v to 
preach the Gospel of peace to cannibals without 
some one to furnish at least a part of the means. 
Therefore the question arises, How? 

As to preaching at home, there are several ways, 
some of which we will consider in another letter. 

But how to go aud preach the Gospel of peace to 
the heathen of both this and foreign nations, is 
the question now under consideration. Before 
we begin to condemn our ministering brethren 
for not going out into the world more than they 
do, let us look deeply into our own hearts and see 
if the " Go," cannot find a lodgment there. 

If we are unwilling to give up home and 
friends, comforts aud safety, for the salvation of 
a brother's soul, then let us be very, very slow to 
condemn another who, it may be, is daily trying 
to preach the Gospel of peace to precious souls in 
another locality. But why not we? Christ said, 
"Go ye." Paul says, "I teseech you therefore, 
brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present 
your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable 
unto God, which is your reasonable service.'* 
Jesus said, " Thou shalt love the Lord thy God, 
with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with 
all thy mind, and with all thy strength, and thou 
shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." 

Again, " EveTy one that hath forsaken houses, 
or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or 
wife, or children, or houses, or lands, for my 
name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and 
shall inherit everlasting life." 

Blessed promise; there is nothing to be lost, but 
everything to gain in the service of the Heavenly 
Master. Moreover he says that he will be with 
us always, even unto the end of the wobld. 
Is not this a lovely assurance, — to have the 
society, guidance and protection of the dear Lord, 
always! But let us remember the connection. 
It was when he told them to "go teach all 



January 30, 1894. 



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71 



nations," that he made the precious promise. He | 
never promised to stay with the disobedient, but 
if we would have Jesus with us, we must walk 
with him. In John 14:23 he Bays, " If a man 
love me, he will keep my words: and my Father 
will love him, and we will come unto him and 
make our abode with him." Here we see the 
little word "it" comes in, to show that his pres- 
ence with us is conditional. That he does not 
come nnto us and make Mb abode with us until 



God is willing to send the Gospel to the heath- 
__i. Christ is anxious to send laborers into the 
harvest, the Spirit impels us to " go " The church 
is williug, waiting, ready, to send forth laborers 
to gather in the sheaves. Now, dear reader, aie 
you willing to bo sent? There are whole nations 
sitting in darkness. They need Christian men 
and Christian women to teach them the way of 
eternal life. There are whole Counties in many 
of our States, where the Gospel,— the pure Gospel 



come nnto us and maSe Mb aDoae wnn us unm or our shhs, wnere me uoHpei, — uiof™"" 
we prove our love' to him by obedience, is also oE Christ.— has never been preached. There 
tj — a luMnu Ko napR the fntnre tense, savins', mcinv thousands of souls in our own Chris 



evident, because he usee the future tense, saying, 
" We trill come." 



The moment a child is bom into the kingdom 
of God by baptism, it Bhould become the servant 
of Christ, and all of its life thereafter Bhonld be 
devoted to his service, for we are bought with a 
price, and are not our own, bnt His. 1 Cor. 
6:19, 20. Paul says, "I beseech you therefore 
brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present 
your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable, 
unto God, which is your reasonable service." 
Itom. 12: 1. It is evident that since He redeemed 
ns from death by giving His own life, we ere cur 
lives to Him. He does not want a dead sacrifice, 
bat a living, working one, and what could be more 
reasonable than that we give our bodies to Him 
(to his service) Bince he gave his body to be 
broken for us? His feet trcd many a weary mile 
over stones and briars, for our sakes, and finally 
bore the torture of the cruel spikes. 

Shall we refrain from preaching the Gospel of 
salvation, even though onr feet must carry us Btep 
by step, to the barren fields? His loviDg hands 
were never too weary to heal the sick and blesB 
the sorrowful, but, after years of humble toil and 
constant effort to bless, they, too, must bear the 
print of the nails. Are we ever too weary to go to 
the home of sickness, or sorrow, or trouble, and 
use our hands for the comfort of others? Jesus 
says, "If any man will come after me, let hirr^ 
deny Ms- .tlf, and take up his mobs daily, and fol- 
low me." Ah, the ministry consists not in words 
alone, but in our daily actions. We muet live 
Christ— act Christ before the world every day if 
we would be' His witnesses. When Christ was on 
the earth, he said, " I am the light of the world." 
When he called his disciples to him and began 
preaching that wonderful Sermon on the Mount- 
ain, he said, " Ye are the light of the world." So 
it is. We that bear Christ's name, represent 
OhriBt to the world. We are his witnesses. We 
must bear witness. " A city that is set on the 
Mil, cannot be hid." Neither can we, who are set 
on the hill of Zion, hide our influence. 

Then, let ns be very careful that we bear not 
false witness, and thereby become a stumbling- 
block to some. Our influence will be exerted, 
whether it be for good or evil. If we faithfully 
represent Jeans Christ, by our words, actions and 
appearance, every day of our Christian lives, we 
shall exert an influence for goad which will be to 
the glory of our Master, but if we are not careful 
to " abstain from all appearance of evil," to keep 
ourselves pure, and unspotted from the world, to 
take up the croas daily and follow Jeans, we will 
bear false witnesB. Our lives must tell for Christ, 
so that we shall be "known and read of all men." 
When we have given ourselves wholly to Christ, 
he will furnish us with plenty of employment. 
"The harvest is plenteous, and the laborers are 
few." Jesus said, "Pray ye, therefore, the Lord 
of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers 
into his harvest." At the same time he said to 
them, "Go," Luke 10:2,3. If you Bre wholly 
consecrated to him he says, " Go." The church is 
pleading for more laborers. The world ib cry- 
ing for the Bread of Life. "GO." 
my sheep." "Feed my lambs.' 
they go except they be sent? " 



many thousands of souls in our own Christian 
land that know not what to do to be Baved, and 
have no one to tell them. 

Many, who are willing and anxious to oboy the 
Lord, have no one to guide- them. There are 
many who, like the impotent man, are waiting, — 
waitiug weary years, — for Borne one to put them 
into the water, and no one comes to help them. 
So they must carry their disease,— their load of 
sin, — year after year. Colorado, Arizona, Utah, 
Mexico, Wyoming, Idaho, North and South Da- 
kota, and all the mountainouB States, are barren 
fields. They have a few little oases in them in 
the bhapo of churches, but n poor, starved, hungry, 
orippled, impotent man cannot pick op Ms bed 
and walk several hundred miles to find relief. 



of ribbon or fashionable cravat, or in a pretty 
oigar holder, or even in an expensive book case. 

Now do not understand me to discourage study, 
—far from it,— but ere we ever indulge in an un- 
necessary newspaper, magazine or novel (I hope 
none of us ever read the latter) let us Bee that our 
neighbors are supplied with the "Word of Life." 
There are hundreds of souls in our own land, 
aud millions in heathen nations that have not the 
" Word." It is not enough to give a quarter on 
mission day and then settle back in onr easy.chair 
saying, " A testament ouly costs a niokle, let them 
read it for themselves." There are many who 
oannot read. They muBt have a teacher. 
Even those who can read, are mostly led 
astray on false theories, by reading the wrong 
thing, the wrong bookB and papers, and by follow- 
ing false witnesses. "He whioh converteth the 
sinner from the error of his way, shall save a soul 
from death, and shall hide a multitude of sinB." 



Gol" Carry them the Gospel of peace and 
salvation. "Oh, howbeautifularethe feetof them 
that preaoh the gospel of peace, and briog glad 
tidings of good thingsl " 

We believe that some are willing to "go." 
Show it by your daily life and conversation. 
Ton cannot help witnessing for Jesus, if you have 
his example continually in your mind, his law 
constantly in yonr heart, and hie divine nature 
constantly in your soul Son will be "known 
and read of all men." The church will find you 
out. Thousands of jost such unselfish, conse- 
crated, upright souls, ars needed on the barren 
fields. Let them know, by word urd act, that you 
are willing and ready to go, and 3011 will be sent. 
But remsmbar thai hands and feet, as well as 
head and heart muet be devoted to his servioe. 
You must even be willing for your side to be 
pierced in the region of the pocket-book. 

What is the duty of the ohurch? The ohurch 
is composed of individuals, hence I will talk to the 
individuals. Some must Btay at home to feed the 
sheep and lambs there, but do not let us imagine 
that it requires a half dozen feeders to supply a 
dozen sheep, One boy ought to be able to look 
after a small herd, and two boja a large one. 
Send the others out West, or across the eea, or 
v me place where there are many hungry ones 
and none to feed taem. It costs money, to be 
snre, but let the side be pierced, let the precious 
pocket-book be bled. " Teke up the crces daily, 
and deny thyself. Sister, why not discard the 
ribbons, if necest-ary, or at least wear them short- 
er and narrower on cap and bonnet, and never 
wearthem at all as a neck or waist ornament? 
Brethren, why not deny ouwelv.es of some of the 
trashy newspapers, or the luxury of daily rides on 
street cars, when unnecessary, or some other thing 
that it is pleasant but not necessary to have. At 
b'1 events, onrlail tobacoo and neckties. Why 
not get along with less costly carpets, and sofas, 
and pictures, and musical instruments, and car- 
riages, aud fine horses? They are all pleasant to 
have; but indulgence is not denial. 

1 would rather get a rag poor, as did my 
Savior, while on the earth, and have a mansion in 
heaven, than to have my mansion for a few short 
years, here, and then, when the King should say, 
'■Where is thy talent? " have to tell him that it is 
,0" "Feed hidden in that worldly mansion, or those costly 
"How shall curtains, or under the piano cover, or in a fine 
frosted cake, or, perhaps, beneath a useless bow 



"IIFE." 

BX FANNY MOnBOW. 

Paul, by the Holy Ghost, tells us, "The letter 
killeth, but the Bpirit giveth Life." The con- 
venient prayer-covering, worn by all faithful 
sisters in our ohurch, should ever be a reminder 
of the language ubove quoted. If we wear it 
merely to comply with a long-established oustom, 
and for the Bake of uniformity, we fulfill the letter 
but not the spirit. We kill the power of God's 
glorious word which is given to enlighten the 
world. On the other hand, if every sister, when 
using the prayer covering will send up fervent pe- 
titions to a throne of mercy for an outpouring of 
the Holy Spirit and for a revival of primitive 
Christianity, our hearts would rejoice" greatly at 
the results that might be witnessed. We surely 
may thus aid the grand cause we so dearly love. 
Let us all try it, dear sisters, especially when we 
go to the house of worship. If we desire a bless- 
ing upon the Wcr! preached we must ask, for that 
ia God's ooadition of giving. He plainly says, 
" Ask and ye shall receive." "Not by might, nor 
by power but by my Spirit, saith the Lord." O, 
let us be careful that, while we fulfill the letter, 
we also have the Spirit, whioh giveth life. Never 
yet has a sincere prayer asoended for a blessing 
npon friend or foe bnt that a life-giving blessing 
comeB down. 
Ottawa, Kans, 



The Gospel rneaseng«» 

1. Unrecognised organ of the German B»ll.l or Brethren', church, 
..dS^tTth. I.rm .1 doctrine taught l» th. New T«.t»m. n t and 
pl-ads lor a return to apostolic and primitive Christianity. 

It reeognlr.es the New Testament as the ouly Infallible, rule ol faith and 
pracc'-and maintain, that Faith toward God. Repentance rom dead 
work Reparation ol the heart and mind, baptism b, Trine torn... ou 
7. ,™Kn ol ..» unto the reception o, the Hoi, Ghost b, the la,». 
,„ ol hands, are the means ol adoption Into the household ol God,-th. 
hurch militant. 

It also maintain, that Feet-washing, a, taught In John ,3, both b, .«• 
, rw !e and command ol Jesus, should be observed In the church. 

•■■hat the Lord's Supper, Instituted by Christ and a. universally ob- 

Jved l,y the apostle, and the early Christians, Is a lull meal, and In 
.on^Son with the Communion, should be taken In the evening or alts, 
<t-. close ol the day. . 

be Salutation ol the Hoi, El.., o, Els. ol Charity. I. binding 
u* on the followers of Christ. 

That War and Retaliation are contrary to the spirit and .ell-denylng 
r-'ndples ol the religion ol Jeeus Chrl.t. 

That the Principle ol Plain Dre.slng aid ol Non-conformity to hs 
world, as taught In the New Testament, should be observed by thelol- 

lowers of Christ. 

...Scriptural duty ol Anointing the Sick with Oil, in the Name 
d, James e;u, Is blndmgupon all Christians. 

. dvocate. the church's duty to support Missionary an* Tract 
Work, thu. giving to the Lord lor the spread ol the Gospel and lor the 
wnveralon of sinners. 

itcSi, to point out ground that all must concede to be In- 
fA'-iibl? safe. ^^ 

; lFr»7l D o;e principle, ol our F"«rnlt, «« «t to£ 
orToui Brethren's Envelope.." U» U>«°' Frtc * "* c ""' 
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THE GOSPEL MESSENGER 



January 80. 1894 



The Gospel Messenger, 

A Weekly at $1.50 Per Annum. 

PUBLISHED BY 

The Brethren's Publishing Co. 



D. L. MILLAR, 
J. H. MOORE, 
J, B. Bruhbauoh,I 
J. G. Rovbr, f 

JOSEPH AMICK, 



Editor 

Office Editor 

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Business Manager. 



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gapEntored at the Post-office at Mount Morris, III., as second-class 
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Mount Morris, 111., 



January 30. 1894 



In the next inane we expect to announce the 
price and terms of Bro, Teeter's Commentary. 



Bno. William Boqgs, of Covington, Ohio, gave 
na a short call a few days ago. He was on his 
way home from the West. 

Bbo. W. 11. Deeter 1b engaged in a series of 
meetings at Lanier, Ohio. When last heard from 
two had been baptised and one more was awaiting 
the initiatory rite. 

Bro. R. F. MoOune, of Iowa, has been spend- 
ing some days in the vicinity of Lanark, 111., 
visiting his aged father-in-law, Bro. John Bow- 
land, and doing some acceptable preaching for the 
Brethren. * 

The Conference of the M. E. Church, for Mis- 
souri, will be held at IV r tie Springs next spring. 
This place will long be remembered by those of 
our people who attended the Annual Meeting there 
a few years ago. 

The Christian Advocate says that St. Lonis, 
Mo., has a population of over half a million, and 
yet there is not a Bible society in the city. That 
is indeed unfortunate, Some of our very -best ex- 
changes are printed in that city. 



Bro. I. D. Parker's meeting near Elkhart, 
Ind , closed the 21st, with nineteen accessions to 
the church. — _ 

f Bro. P. W. Stcokman, of Nappanee, recently 
closed a series of meetings at Yellow Creek, Ind., 
with thirty-seven additions. 



Bno. M. E. Ebkie writes that an elderly lady 
was received into the Locust Grove church, Mary- 
land, by baptism, Jan. 7. 



Binoe the closing of the series of meetings at 
Huntington, Ind., two weeks ago, four have unit- 
ed with the chard), making sixteen in all. 



Bno. Thomas Snider, the elder of the Dry 
Greek church, Iowa, spent several days with us 
last week. It is within the bounds of his church 
that Cedar Rapids is located. 



Bro. E. J. Neheb, of Florida, writes us that he 
has arranged to hold some meetings at Martin, a 
short distance from Ocala. The church at Keu- 
ka seems to be moving along in the even tenor of 
its way. 

The Brethren commenced a series of meetings 
at the Pleasant View church, near Clarence, 
Iowa, last week. Bro. George D. /oilers is prob- 
ably with them by this time, as he was expected 
to arrive the 22nd, and continue the meetings, 



When last heard from Bro. Miller was being 
favored with large audiences during his Bible 
Talks at McPherson, Reins. He was booked for 
seven talks. He leaves there next week for 
Nappanee, Ind, where he may be addressed until 
Feb. 11th. 

Sister Katie Jotoe writes us that the church 
at Chippewa, Wis., is now in the midst of an in- 
teresting series of meetings, conducted by the 
home ministers. Bro. YanBuren was expected 
to come to their assistance. One had made appli- 
cation for membership. 



The Brethren at Merced, Oal., we understand, 
are in a position to offer some valuable assistance 
to the right kind of a minister who will settle 
among them. For further information address 
Willet Williams, at the plaoe named. 



Brethren Joseph AmickandD. E. Price attend- 
ed a very pleasant council-meeting at Lanark last 
Friday. Three members, from the Progressives, 
were restored to fellowship, among the number 
Bro. J. S. Snively, a brother of good reputation 
and wide influence in the community. The Breth- 
ren at Lanark have reason to feel greatly encourag- 
ed. They also apeak very highly of Bro. Beahm's 
recent evangelistic work among them. 



Sister Sadie Hays, of Fortuoa, Humboldt Co., 
Oal., writes that she ha? now been living at that 
plaoe over one year, and though she has called for 
ministers to come and preach, yet none oame. 
She also says, there are now two applicants there 
for baptism and a few expelled members who 
desire to be restored to fellowship. We hope our 
Brethren in California will give this matter their 
immediate attention. 



Many of those who send us obituaries for publi- 
cation, request ns to send extra copies of the 
paper containing said obituaries to certain ad- 
dresses they give. These orders are never com- 
plied with. It is not practicable to do so. The 
better way is to wait until the obituary appears in 
print, then order the papers desired, being sure to 
remit three oents per copy. 



Bro. H. R Taylor, of Deep River, Iowa, wishes 
ns to state that he had intended to labor some 
among the churches this winter, but owing to the 
long-continued sioknesB of Mb daughter, Lottie, 
he is not permitted to do so. He oloBes his card 
by saying, that Bro. William Ikenberry, of 
Waterloo, who is working in the interests of the 
Mission Board, was with them on the evening of 
the 18 th. 



When we went to press last week the weather 
was, and had been for weeks, almost as delightful 
as spring, but at this writing, Jan. 24, we are ex- 
periencing very severe winter weather. The 
snow is deep and drifted, and the atmosphere 
quite cold. True, most people in this northern 
latitude, where they are accustomed to long, se- 
vere winterp, have warm houses and other neces- 
sary comforts of life, yet in our large cities are 
thousands without both food and raiment, and it 
is to them that such weather as we are now hav- 
ing, brings suffering which only the stronger can 
endure. The Lord only knows how much suffer- 
ing there is in this fair land. 

' On the great ocean are some brave men. Sev- 
eral dayB ago, far out at sea, fourteen men were 
seen tied to the rigging of their ship, and the 
waves were rolling over them. The storm was 
terrific. The doomed vessel was sinking. Seven 
strong men, on another vessel, volunteered to 
man a life-boat and go to the rescue of the four- 
teen perishing sailors. It was like going into the 
jaws of death. But on went the life-boat and the 
seven brave sailors. No boat could live in such 
a storm. It was capsized, and six of the men 
went to the bottom of the ocean. Six families 
were left without a husband and father. It re- 
quired strong hearts to thus face death for the 
sake of others. Are we, as Christians, as willing 
to face death for the salvation of the millions 
perishing around us? Assuredly we are not 
These brave sailors thought only of the present 
lives they were Beeking to save, but it is our great 



(A MOVEMENT, starting from our government, is i» 
under headway to establish a Bystem of arbitra- 
tion for the purpose of settling all disputes be- 
tween nations, and thus do away with war. Oar 
Secretary of State, Mr. Ores ham, is about to 
transmit to the governments of the world a me- 
morial to this effect. Should it be adopted by the 
leading nations of Europe a million soldiers could 
be discharged and permitted to return to their 
homes. 

A very pleasant meeting was held at the Old 
People's Home last Sunday afternoon, composed 
mainly of the visiting members, a number of 
whom happened to be with us at that time. The 
meeting was for the special benefit of the in- 
■mates, nearly all of whom are too old ind feeble 
to attend services in the chapel. A short talk was 
given by Bro. L. W. Teeter, followed by several 
other talks that were both interesting and edify- 
ing. The inmates, as well as all present, enjoyed 
the exercises very much. 



A brother writes to learn, whether it is right 
for a man, who is not a member of the church, to 
act as one of the board of trustees for the church, 
where there are brethren that could fill the place. 
If possible, the trustees of a church should be 
competent members in good standing. When 
there is suitable material in the church we see no 
reason for selecting a trustee who is not a mem- 
ber. There may, however, be circumstances, in 
new localities, where the appointing of a trustee 
outside of the ohurch could be allowed on the 
ground of necessity or expediency. But such 
occasions are very rare. 



Our Special Bible Term is now drawing to a 
close, and by the time this issue is in the homes 
of our readers, all those, who have been with us 
during the last four weeks, will have returned to 
their homes to engage in the active duties of life. 
While the class is not as large as some former 
classes, we feel that a good work has been done, 
and a number of ministers have received new 
inspiration that will prove an incentive to them 
in their labors for the church. The series of ser- 
mons this year was excellent, and well adapted to 
the wants of those in attendance. They were 
largely — or almost wholly— of a doctrinal charac- 
ter, and set forth a clear defense of our faith and 
practice. Much good seed was sown of which we 
hope to hear more as the years go by. The au- 
diences that assembled, night after night, to 

privilege to help save others from an everlasting I listen to these discourses, were very large and at- 

death, that they may enjoy a life that is eternal. I tentive. 



January 80, 1894. 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER 



73 



On aocount of other matter the usual article, 
under the head of "Primitive Christianity," is 
omitted in this issue. The articles will be re 
snmed next week and continued for several 
months. They are intended to set forth a 
complete statement and defense of the Brethren's 
faith and practice. A card from a few hundred of 
our readers, giving their opinion of these articles, 
would be appreciated. 

The Mid-Continent aptly says: " Some day an 
evangelist will appear who doesn't know a Bingle 
funny story, who tells no personal experiences, 
who Bllows infidels to do all the sneering at 
churches, bnt who just preaches Christ crucified. 
Multitudes are looking for that man." The 
Brethren church is ready for a number of just 
such evangelists. Along with other useless 
things, they desire the death-bed stories left out. 
It is the pure, Bimple story of the Gospel we need. 

We clip the following from the Baltimore 
American of Jan. 10. It tells its own story con- 
corning the good work being done in Baltimore, 
Md.: "A baker's wagon load of bread disap- 
peared in three-quarters of an hour when the 
poor were helped at the Dunkards' Mission, 12 
West Camden Street, yesterday at noon. ('"' 



Last week one of our ministers, who is in very | even raised the dead, a thing that the modern 
moderate circumstances, and has to travel and miracle worker would not think of doing. These 
preach muoh, in a locality where he gets not one Christian Scientists and Faith Cures may have 
cent to help pay expenses, sent ns one dollar to their mission, and doubtless are the means of bring, 
have the paper sent to some poor person who is ing aD0U t BO me results that may seem astonishing, 
not able to pay for it. This iB what we call genu- bn( . tney Bnon i<i no t oall such results miraoles, nor 
ine sacrifice. It is also encouraging to see how ghonl( j tney nae tnem aB proofs by whioh to dem. 
many of our members are making saorifioes in , or . rractne „ f their faith anc 



many of our members are making saorifioes in 
order that the poor may have the pleasure of read- 
ing the Messenqeb. God's blessing is sure to 
follow both the giver and the reoeiver. 

A COMMENTARY ON THE NEW TESTAMENT. 



onstrate the correctness of their faith and 
praotioe. There is, perhaps, not a religions order 
in Christendom that oannot appeal to some 
remarkable inoidents which they may interpret in 
support of their course aB a religions organiza- 
tion. If these wonders prove anything at all, 
they simply prove that all religious denominations 
are right, the only difference being, that some 



Afteb spending a number of weeks in making a 
careful examination of Bro. L W. Teeter's notes , - 

and comments on the New Testament which h ™^«^f ttot ^ ^ * S^« 
now being put in book form, I have no hesitation uring up and narrating such mo dente t ha _n 

"laying that it is the most valuable contribution others. That is all there is in ,t, so far as proof .. 
toour church literature yet made Theater couce-ed ^ ^ 

will have, when the work is completed, put about J^„ ,„ t „f prayers, that in his deal- 
fonr years of almost unceasing labor on his notes, God, in the answer oi p y , 

character of the labor performed. * ^ ^ ^ ^.^ ^ ^ ^ e dWin6 

The comments on tho text evidenoe great care, i 



much researoh and conscientious work in their 



roomB in some eide street, where the wage-earner 
lay on a cot with the Grippe. They received 
enough for the day. Children with holes in their 
shoes and fragments of shawls over their shoul- 
ders presented bits of paper, testifying that they 
were in need. James T. Quinlan, who has the 
mission in charge, had been out in the byways, 
climbing rickety stairwaye and visiting rooms 
where a gas Btove and a oot had to suffice for the 
family furniture. When he found them worthy, 
ho invited' -am, without regard to race or creed, 
to visit the mission. As a result, fifty families 
were helped yesterday. From now on bread will 
be given out every day at noon. Mr. Qninlan has 
reoeived money from Dnnkard churches all over 
the country. In his mission he is now caring for 
one hundred little ones, giving them clothing, in- 
struction and other aid." 



and independence in the treatment of his subjects. 
The work is especially free of the dogmatio spirit 



manifestations in proof of any partionlar line of 
Christian conduot. The right or wrong of a 
religious Bystein must be determined by the 
Bible. What this Book says on any question 
should be the end of all controversy. If the 
Christian Scientists and Faith Cures accept the 



,pecially free of the dogmatic spirit ^ m ^ ^ obey „. m M p „ ta> they 

the ordinary commentary, the best , eadB to eternsl glorVi and 



One of our earnest readers thinks that a strong 
admonition should be given against going into 
debt. He is right There is not a congregation 
that does not need instruction on this subject. 
Perhaps more unhappiness results from the reck- 
less habit of going into debt than from any other 
business course. The reader referred to says, their 
preacher went greatly into debt and broke up, 
that one o£ the deacons met with the same mis- 
fortune, and now the chnroh has to suffer. It is 
indeed lamentable when incidents of this kind oc- 
cur, and yet they are happening, more or less, in 
all parts of the Brotherhood. A few carefully- 
delivered sermons, in all of onr congregations, 
from the text, " Owe no man anything, but love 
(Bom. 13: 8) would serve a good purpose. This 
is one of the subjectB on which we have never had 
a sermon preached. But our readers do not want 
to be too severe on oar JP rea , olierB , w ^?? ™ t °„.l I , 
and then breakup. 



bo common in — 

rules of interpretation have been followed, and 
the object has been to get at the truth contained 
in the Saored Word. The realm of speculative 
theology has been almost entirely ignored and as 
a result a most excellent work has been produced. 
The writer has an easy, flowing style of writing, 
and hie conclusions are so logioally and dearly 
put that there is no escape from them. 

The book deserveB a large sale. It ought to 
find a place, as it doubtless will, in the home of 
every minister, teaoher, church worker, and Bible 
student, and the laity would do well to study the 
notes bo that they might be able with meeknesa to 
give a reason for the hope that is in them. 

A few days ago a young minister asked ns what 
commentary on the New Testament we would 
select if we were able to buy but one. We unhesi- 
tatingly answered, "Get Bro. Teeter's new work 
by all means." 



CHRISTIAN SCIENTISTS AND FAITH CURES^ 

^The Christian Science and Faith Cure .re In our neigh- 
borhoodandare doing things that seem rnarve ous. 1 Key 
c,.,m the New Coveanan, ^J^J^^^Z 
one has a right to pray to God, only in secret, .. .. 
b "o„r Redeemer In Matthew 6: 6. Can you avor h ad- 
j, of the M.ss«.R with an article to show th. truejlght 
on Christian Science? 

So far as the performing of marvelous things is 
concerned, these so-called Christian Scientists can 
probably do nothing more astonishing than that 

rpreacherswhogointodebt ^^ 

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them, but it must be borne in mind that many ot 
them have to devote so much of their time and 
energies to preaching the Gospel, that it is not 
possible for them to conduct their business with 
the wisdom usually displayed by others. And for 
this reason some of them are compelled to go 
down, and the church must suffer. In many in- 
stances a little help would be far better than con- 
sure. But let us have the sermons. They will 
make people think, and in that way accomplish 

good. 



ability to perform what, at this time, may be called 
a miracle, counts nothing in settling a question 
of right or wrong. Christ and the apostles dem- 
onstrated the divinity of their mission by miracles 
and wonders that are beyond question. Nor were 
their miracles performed in a corner. Their work 
Z open and before the public. They did not 
undertake just the most favorable cases that hap. 
pened to be in their road, but gravely took holdof 
cases that were beyond human power. They 



are on the way that leads to eternal glory, and 

may in full confidence encourage one another by 

enjoying and often speaking of the appearance of 

the Divine Hand among them. But if they are 

walking contrary to the plain teachings of the 

Gospel, or rejecting some of the commands the 

Lord intended his people should obey, they may 

rest assured that they are on the road, the end of 

which is death. The wonders they may be per- 

mitted to enjoy count nothing in their case while 

pursuing such a course. In the judgment the 

Gospel is going to settle the qneetion of whether 

they are living and conducting themselves as 

Christians Bhould. 

Concerning secret prayer, we cannot emphasize 
the importance of it too strongly. Perhaps there 
is no other duty so greatly neglected. But the 
command to pray in secret doeB not forbid pubho 
prayer. At the dedication of the temple Solomon 
stood "in the presence of all the congregation of 
Israel " and prayed. 1 Kings 8: 22. In an upper 
room in Jerusalem, in an assembly of the saints, 
regular prayer was offered. Acts 1: 14. In Acts 
4- 23-30 is an account of a great meeting where 
public prayer was offered, after which "the place 
was shaken where they were assembled together. 
In the setting apart of the seven, as narrated in 
Acts 6, public prayer was also offered. Other 
instances might be named, but let these .suffice 

To a young minister Paul wrote, "I exhort 
therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, 
intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for 
all men: for kings, and for all that are in author- 
ity that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in 
all godliness and honesty." 1 Tim. 2: 1-2. 

Any minister, who will follow this instruction, 
will never hold a religious service without first 
of all" engaging in " supplications, prayers, inter- 
cession." Then, what better thing can any 
minister do, in the presence of his people than .* 
offer up an earnest prayer, as Jesus did, m ». 
presence of his eleven faithful disciples just be- 
fore his betrayal? John 17. »■ H ' H ' 



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74 



THE GOSPEL, MESSENGER 



January 30, 1894. 



CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR, ETC. 



Is it in keeping with the Gofpe', and In harmony with the 
usages of the Brethren, (or the members oi our church to be- 
come members oi the ChrUtlan Endeavor, or Epworth 
League? This li a mailer of much concern in the Wes». 

L. W. Fitzwatkr. 

The Brethren have taken a deoided stand 
against any of onr members connecting them- 
selves with other organizations, maintaining that 
the church of Jeans Christ, properly organized 
and equipped, contains all the necessary means 
of grace, growth and Christian edification. Any 
congregation, fully alive to her sacred truBt, will 
contain these means. Every effort should there- 
fore be made to train the members to look upon 
the church as their spiritual home in this world, 
and that it is their duty to strive to* make this 
home pleasant for all the members connected 
with the body. There is, however, another grave 
reason why our members should not unite with 
the organizations named. To sustain these or- 
ganizations requires money, time and talent. 
When our members unite with suoh societies it 
takes just that much time, talent and money 
away from the church. We cannot afford to have 
the foroe of the church thus iurned over to other 
causes. The loss to the church is too great. 
The policy io very unwiae. Such a course will 
destroy, or at least greatly weaken, the force of 
any churoh. Other denominations are feeling 
this keenly. The secret societies are taking many 
of the men; the Christian Endeavor, etc., the 
young people, and only a pa.rt of the women and 
a few of the men are left to run the church which 
Bhonld bo the pillar and the ground of the truth. 
It seems to us that the very genius of the Scrip- 
tures teaches that Buch n policy is wrong. 

When our members unite with other organiza- 
tions they become unequally yoked together with 
those wlio neither believe nor practice as we do. 
Since they will not conduot the exercises of their 
societies in harmony with the principle we hold 
to be right, it follows that those of our membere, 
who unite with them, must submit to things 
whioh they oannoti endorse. The tendency of 
this is to weaken their faitE and Bear their con- 
science, and finally cause them to lose their in- 
terest in the ohurch. In course of time they 
learn to disrespect the church with all her order, 
ordinances and services. 

Jesus intended that the ohurch should be the 
home of all the saints, during their stay upon the 
earth. He also intended that this home should 
be the center of attraction for all Christians, and 
around this spiritual hearthstone should cluster 
all that goes to make up the spiritual household 
of the Lord in this world. He never intended 
that his people should go elsewhere for their 
spiritual food and religious training. Especially 
is this true concerning tho young. If at this time 
■ the church does not contain all the means neces- 
sary for the trainiug, edification and general good 
of our yonng people, it would be proper for her 
to carefully consider the question, and if deemed 
proper, provide ample means or opportunities for 
the needed spiritual development. But in 
instance should she encourage her yonng people 
to unite with others for such a purpose, for that 
means to us the loss of talent, time, money and 
influence, and finally the loss of a large per o*nt 
of the members who thus act. Some of our con- 
gregations have already made special provisions 
for the religious culture and edifioation of the 
young, and have thrown around them the neoeesa- 



ry safeguards so as to keep the exercises within 
the bounds of Christian propriety. And while 
we may not express an opinion at this time, re- 
specting the wiser course to pursue, we do caution 
our people against doing anything that may cre- 
ate unpleasant feeling on the one hand, or cause 
the neglect of the young on the other. " Let ns 
therefore follow after the things which make for 
puaeo, and things wherewith one may edify an- 
other." Rom. 15: 19, J. H it. 



THREE QUESTIONS. 



arate departments of work, and it is concerning 
the Spirit in its individual capacity that the Sav- 
ior is speaking in the Scripture referred to, viz., 
Matt 12:31. In the next verse he says: "And 
whosoever epeeketh a word against the Son of 
man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever 
speaketh against the H' Iy Ghost, it shall not bo 
forgiven him." Here it is made clear that the 
Spirit is considered separate and apart from the 
Son, and of course, separate and apart from the 
Father, J. h, m. 



I. If one is baptized and Is not converted at the time, after 
he is baptized he sees his error, and knows his duty toward 
Christ, will he lie saved ? 

a. Will you please explain Father, Son and Holy Ghost? 

3, In one plac; Christ says all manner of sin will be forgiv- 
en unto men except sin against the Holy Ghost. How can 
we sin against the Holy Ghost and not against Chilst, as Ihey 
are bolh one? W. B. Van Horn. 

1. Jv the person at the time of hie baptism had 
not genuine faith and had not repented, he cer- 
tainly had no promise. The promise is to those 
who believe, repent and are baptized. This con- 
summ :'e-i conversion. If the one referred to had 
genuine faith, though no larger than a mustard 
seed, and had repented, he may rest assured that 
Ms sins were pardoned, for God has so promised 
to do, and the Lord never goes back on his word. 
By conversion we presume our querist" means 
conviction — a strong sense of guilt. This state 
of the mind is essential to genuine conversion. 
Yet persons of different temperaments may have 
different experiences. Some do not feel the sense 
of Bin so keenly as others, and yet their conver- 
sion is just as highly prized in the sight of Gcd, 
The best proof of a man's conversion is 1he life 
he lives before God and man after he becomes a 
member of the church. There can be no ques- 
tion about the conversion of the mari who lives an 
exemplary Christian life. 

2. In the Godhead are three persons, or powers, 
known respectively as Father, Son and Holy 
GhoBt. To the church the first is presented in 
the endearing relation of Father, and stands at 
the head of the universe, being the prime mover 
and creator of all things. The second person 
sustains to the Father the relation of Son, and to 
the members of the church the relation of broth- 
er, and yet he is the head and founder of the 
church; the lawgiver and king. The Holy 
Ghost, or Holy Spirit, is the comforter and guide 
of the saints, acting in the capacity of a power 
that exeoutes its mission by an influence that is 
divine. In the creation of the world, and con- 
trolling the universe each person in the Godhead 
performs a part of the whole. The Father seems 
to plan and command, the Son executes, while the 
Spiiit sanctifies and broods over created objects, 
infusing the life-element that produces growth. 
This may be inferred from Gen. 1: 2, where it is 
said that "The Spirit of God moved npon the 
face of the waters," or more properly rendered, 
was brooding over the waters, — broodirg over 
the waters as the hen would over her eggs, cher- 
ishing, comforting and imparting vital energy. 
The Spirit seems to take hold of things after they 
are created, and brings to bear an influence that 
tends to growth, development, and perfection. 

3. Sin against the Holy Ghost is attributing to 
the devil the work that is performed by the Spir- 
it. In this one may sin against the Spirit, and 
not against the Son or the Father, for the reason 
that while they are one, yet they have their sep- 



INDIA. 

Tee following, clipped from the Christian 
Evangelist, contains more information in a con- 
densed form than anything we have yet seen. It 
is worth preserving: 

India's area is about half that of the United 
States; its population is more than four timeB as 
large. Its total population numbers 287,000,000. 
This is a larger nomber than the combined popula- 
tions of Russia, Germany, Franc?, Great Britain 
and Ireland, Spain and Portugal, Holland and Bel- 
gium, Italy, Greece, Austria, Hungary, Norway 
and Sweden, Denmark and Switzerland. It ap- 
pears from the census of 1891 that the population 
increased 33,000,000 in ten years. Two of its 
many languages are spoken by more people than 
inhabit North and South America. These are the 
Hindustani and the Bengali. The Hindu faith is 
professed by more than three times the people .of 
the United States; the Mohammedan by a number 
nearly equal to the population of this country. 
The average population per square mile for all 
India is IS4, in Bengal it reaches 460, while in the 
United Slates it is 17.9. There are about 500,000 
lepers, while 417,000 die cf cholera each year, and 
3,500,000 of fever. 

One sees in India signs of Wester^^vilization. , 
One sees the postoffice, the telegraph, the rail- 
road. These innovations are breaking down the 
barriers of caste. There are 130,000 educational 
institutions cf all grades under government aus- 
pices, attended by 3,700,000 pupils. Missionary 
work began in India in 1705. Ziegenbalg and 
Pints ch an went there as the representatives of a 
Danish sooiety. Carey was not allowed to work 
under the British flag. There are now sixty-five 
societies at work with 857 ordained missionaries, 
797 native ordained ministers, 3,491 native unor- 
dained preachers, 711 lady missionaries, and 3.278 
native female evangelists. 

There are_ eighty-one theological and training 
schools, with 1,584 popils. There ere ninety- 
seven medical missionaries and 168 native physi- 
cians, with 166 hospitals and dispensaries. The 
Protestant adherents number 559,661. In one 
field in one day 2,232 were baptized. la the Bame 
field in forty-five days there were 9,000 baptisms 
npon a confession of faith. The Christian popu- 
lation increased from 1851 to 1861 at the rate of 
fifty-three per cent ; from 1861 to 1871 at the rate 
of sixty-one per cent ; from 1871 to 1881 at the 
rate of eighty-six per cent.; 1881 to 1891 at the 
rate of 100 per cent The need in India is in- 
finite; the supply is infinitesimal. For every or- 
dained missionary there is a congregation of 234,- 
000, In England and the United States thpre is 
one minister to every 800 souls. Six-sevenths 
of the people cannot either read or write. Hin- 
duism is a thousand years older than Christianity; 
this is the history of its influence. In India 
23,000 die daily without Gcd and without hope. 
The land is open everywhere to the Gospel. It 
is for those who call Jesus Lordl Lord! to enter 
and preach the truth to those who have never 
heard the joyful Bonud. 



January 30, 1894. 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER 



75 



Notes irom Our Correspondents. 



Bogue Biver Valley, Ore.— We met in quarterly 
council Jau. 6 AU business passed c ff pleaaantly. 
Qaite a number of members were present. Other 
members are moving in here. TMb gives us much 
joy. We talk of having a feaBt in the spring. 
We all rejoice when the Messenoeb comes with 
so much good news. May God bless the members 
everywhere! — Susan M. Rhodes. 

South Beatrice, Mr.— Onr quartsrly council was 
held Deo. 16. All business before the meeting 
was disposed of in a pleasant manner. An elec- 
tion was held for two deacons. The lot fell on 
our worthy brethren, Noah Neher and Perry 
Overleece. We truly have been greatly blessed 
here with good meetings. I think it dofe us all 
good to be stirred up often. Two more have been 
added to the ohuroh lately.— Lydia Dell, Jan. 16. 
Conrad Grove, Iowa. — Bro. Geo. D. Zollers oame 
to us Jan. 4 and began a series of moetingB. He 
continued till Jan. 14, preaching, in all, thirteen 
good sermone. The interest was good. We hope 
and pray that the good Lord will bless the labors 
put forth to the ingathering of many precious 
souls. We are ten miles from the Iowa Eiver 
chnrch. We hope in the near future to have a 
church-house in our midst.— Eliza A. Cakerice. 
midland Chnrch, Va.— One dear Bister was baptized 
on Christmas after services. Services were held 
on Ohristmas at two points. Dec. 31, 1893, we 
closed onr Sunday school at the Cannon Biaach 
school honse. We hBd a very interesting and en- 
joyable school, and believe much good has been 
accomplished. Of those baptized during our late 
series of meetings, ten were regular attendants of 
our sohool. Nearly 4,000 verses were repeated by 
- the school, •&& Grippe is quite prevalent here 
now. Weatner mild all winter. — J. E. Blough, 
Manassas, Va. 

maple drove, Bans.— We enjoyed a short visit 
from Bro. J. W. Jarboe and wife during the Holi- 
days. While here, he preached eix sermons to 
the edification of all present. Our quarterly 
council ooourred on Saturday, Jan. 6 It was de- 
cided to hold a series of meetings, to begin Feb. 
10; also to have social meetings on Thursday 
evening of each week, at private houses. We 
have an evergreen Sunday school with good in- 
terest, and have decided to use the Brethren's 
Quarterly this year.— Aldula Throne, Rockwell 
City, Kans., Jan. 11. 

■Eden Valley, Bans.— The writer began a series of 
meetings here on Tuesday, Jan. 9, and continued 
each night until Saturday night We also had 
day meetings on Thursday and Saturday. Bro. 
E. Eby also came on Friday night. On Saturday 
two brethren were elected to the ministry. The 
lot fell on brethren Addison Fryfogle and Joseph- 
ns Barnhart. Bro. Jonas Hertzler waa ad- 
vanced to the seoond degree of the ministry. The 
meetings closed on Sunday night with a deep in- 
terest, — Samuel Bowser, Kingman, Kans., 
Jan. 14. 



Lenistown, Pa.— I write this to inform jou 
1 through the MesseNGEB, that I am at home, nurs 
ing my wife, who is very sick at present. I was 
called home while at Meiioo, Ind., much to the 
disappointment of many brethren at Mexico, and 
also of North Manchester, and others, but while 
their disappointment seemed to be much, I do as- 
sure you, brethren, your unworthy brother has 
been much more disappointed. I ask an interest 
in your prayers, in behalf of us, as a family. O 
for grace, that we may humbly submit!— J. M. 
Mohler, Jan. 15, 



Egan, Cat.— Jau. 6 we held our first ohuroh 
oounoil in our new meetinghouse. Everything 
passed off pleasantly. We organized a Sunday 
school, whioh will begin on the first Sunday in 
February. Bro. 8. E. Toder was chosen as our 
Superintendent. We will use the Brethren's 
Quarterlies. — J. W. Priier, Bernet, Col , Jan. 
10 

Sheridan, Bo.— The members of the Honey Creek 
congregation met in quarterly council Jan. 11. 
The business passed cff pleasantly. Bro C. H. 
Brjwn, of Mound City, Mo., began a series of 
meetings here Dec. 4, preaching, in all, fifteen 
practical and interesting sermons. On acoonnt of 
bad weather and siokness in the neighborhood the 
attendance was not as good as expected. Al- 
though there were no additions to the church, the 
members feel greatly encouraged and built up. 
Dec. 10 a collection was taken for the Western 
Sufferers, amounting to $29.00.— Minnie Clark, 
Jan. 15. 

Dilford, Ind. — Bro. George L. Stndebaker, of 
Shide'.er, Ind., came to our place to hold a series 
of meetings. On the evening cf the 16th we held 
o~r Communion, which was well attended. Bro. 
Stndebaker officiated. As usual, we had the best 
of order and attention. Bro. George then con- 
tinned the meetings, dosing on Sunday night, 
Dec. 10. As a result, eleven united with the 
churoh. Most of them were yonng persons that 
have been attending our Sunday sohool. Some 
were heads of families. This is as it should be. 
May the Lord bless our brother in his work I— 
Wm. B. Neff. 

Bahoning Chnrch, Ohio.— Oot. 20 Bro. Noah Long- 
enecker came to the Zion Hill church Bnd began 
a series of meetings. On the following Wednes- 
day evening Bro. J. Swigart, from Huntingdon, 
Pa., cams here and had meetings till Bnnday 
evening. On Saturday, the 28th, we had our 
Communion. We had a good meeting. Five 
young people were baptized. One was reclaimed. 
On Sunday evening Bro. Longeneoker, our elder, 
J. H. Kurtz, and several members went to a sister 
and had a small Communion with her. She was 
sick in bed. We started a Bible class this winter, 
which ie very interesting to us.— E. Longanecker, 
Columbiana, Ohio, Jan. 2. 
■ Spring Creek Church, Iowa. — Bro. John Shank, of 
Greene, Iowa, opened a series of meetings at this 
place, and continued three weeks. Bro. Harvey 
Eikenberry, of Greene, and Bro. O. J. Beaver, of 
the Spring Creek church, assisted him. We had 
good attendance and attention. The sound doc- 
trine that was preaohed, made the meetings very 
interesting. Three dear souls came out on the 
Lord's side, making, in all, six during the last 
year. There are eighteen members living here. 
This is a good field in which to work. We would 
be pleased to have a minister move among us. 

Emma Hunt, Nashua, Iowa, Jan. 15. 

Banvel, Texas.— Onr quarterly council was held 
Saturday, Jan. 6. Considerable business was be- 
fore the meeting, but it all passed off pleasantly, 
and a good spirit prevailed. So far as we are able 
to judge, we think most of the members here are 
tryirg to build up the good cause of the Master, 
and are laboring to maintain the plain principles, 
as laid down by Christ and his apostles. We 
were Borry that Eld. A. H. Paterbangh, from In- 
diana, oould not be with us at the council. He is 
at present at Galveston. Bro. J. E. Leatherman, 
from Kansas, was with us during the council and 
is still with us. He is also improving in health. 
A collection was taken up for missionary pur- 
poses. It resulted in $3.75, which we think good 
for as new a place as this, as most of ub are poor 
in this world's goods-S. Correll, Jan. 10. 



Fairview, Wo. — Dec. 29 I left my home to accom- 
pany Eld. J. T. Mason to the Fairview church, 
Douglas Co., Mo. Eld. Mason has oharge of that 
ohurch aud went up to look after the welfare of 
the members, and do some preaching for them. 
We had services day aud night while there, clos- 
ing with a council-meeting Jau. 4. The members 
there have had some discouragements lately, but 
we think a brighter day is dawning. Our visit to 
the Fairview church waa very pleasant. We were 
kindly treated by the members and felt at home 
with them. Our meetingB at homo dosed Jan. 7, 
with four additions by baptism.— J. J. Troxel, 
Grab, Mo. 

Odell, Hebr.— The Lord is blessingns with an ex- 
cellent winter. Dusty roads, as level as need be, 
warm weather, and nioe moonlight nights makes 
it pleasant to attend church, and the people are 
improving it here. We are holding forth the 
Word two miles from t"'»n. The people say the 
attendance is much better than in the nioe 
churches in town, and we have very good interest. 
One made the good confession last night, and 
more seem near. Here is where a young brother 
has been keeping up a Suuday sohool. Gospel 
Messenoeb No. 2, of this year, is unusually rich 
with good things, — more spiritual food than com- 
mon. Some Bubjecta have been worn to thread- 
bare among ua, religiously, that it is not hard to 
see through them. God bless the paper to come 
laden with food.— J. E. Young, Jan. IB. 

Pearland, Tex.— We have now been over one year 
in Texas. Our health has been good. Twenty 
members, in all, have settled hero at Pearland, 
fifteen miles south of Houston. We have two 
speakers and two deacons, and meetings every 
two weeks until our meetinghouse is completed. 
Then we expeot to have meeting and Sunday 
sohool every Suuday. We enjoy this climate 
very much. Members who are tired of the cold 
North might come here and help build up the 
cause of our Master. Wo are trying to work for 
the good cause ub best we can. We have only 
had a few frosts and are now planting trees, 
ploughing, and arranging our gardens. Straw- 
berries are now in bloom. I see no reason why 
the Brethren should not come in and possess this 
goodly laud. The old settlers are Blow to accept 
our faith, still they are very kind and sociable to 
us (the northern people). Several brethren are 
here for their health. Those deriring informa- 
tion about Texas will address me with stamps at 
Pearland, Brszoria Co.— Jacob P. Moomaw. 

Tulpeuocken, Pa.— Iu No. 3, current volume of 
GosrEi Messenoeb, sister Lizzie Myers, in her 
report of Oonefltoga council, among other good 
things, says, " At different times the caring for 
the aged poor and feeble was brought into ques- 
tion, and we felt like suggesting the need of an 
old folks' home in the Eastern District of Penn- 
sylvania." Now, if she will re-read last year's 
Minutes of Eastern Pennsylvania District Meet- 
ing, aud then patiently wait till the next Distriot 
Meeting, she may find good reason to ohange her 
mind somewhat. On Jan. 14 two young people 
were received and baptized here. In 1893 more 
than forty were baptized. Past experience 
teaohes that it is not always harvest. We had 
two series of meetings this winter. Brethren 
John Myers, Isaac Keller and Hershy Groff, of 
Lanoaster County, rendered very valuable service 
at fie Millbach meeting, and Jacob Booz, of 
Montgomery County, at Tnlpehocken. The meet- 
ings were interesting and edifying throughout. 
This church has a Sunday sohool at Heidleberg 
meetinghouse for nine months in the year, which 
is doing much good to about two hundred 
scholars. Bro. John Herr is superintendent.— 
Geo. Bucher, Kleinfellersville, Pa. 



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THE GOSPEL MESSENGER 



January 30, 1894. 



Clay Hill, Pa.— Bro. Albert Bollinger, of Hunts- 
dale, Pa, is now preaching for us at the Mount 
Zion house, with large aod increasing congrega- 
tions. I intend going to Jnniata Oonnty, Pa., 
Jan. 17, to do some miasionary work", the Lord 
willing. — W, A. Anthony, Jan, 12. 

Pleasant Dale, Ind. — We have jnst closed one of 
the most pleasant little meetings we have had for 
a longtime. Bro. Jacob Ahner, of Fort Wayne, 
oame to us, preaching, in all, three sermons. He 
is an able speaker and deserves the prayers of all 
God's people. — B. J. Dilling, Jan. 15. 

Bemeat, 111.— 1 am at work here in Bement. 
Only a few members are living here. They have 
a good house of worship, but much opposition. 
There are two other meetings running; aleo three 
saloons and a pool-room, but the members are 
exemplary and faithful. So far one has made the 
good oonfession. Praise the Lord I — Gr. W. 
Cripe, Jan. 16. 

Blonntsville, lnd. — I am now conducting a series 
of meetings in the Buck Creek ohurch with good 
attendance and increasing interest. Three young 
people came forward last night and one who had 
wandered away from the fold, desires to be rein- 
stated. The meetings will be continued for some 
time yet. — A. Q. Crosswhite, Jan. 20. 

Osceola, lad. — We, the members of the Baugo 
church, commenced a series of meetings at the 
Watkins chapel near Osceola This chapel we late- 
ly purchased of the MethodiBtB, and our first se- 
ries of meetings, held at this plaoe, commenced 
Jan, 2, and olo3ed the 6fch. Bro. H. M. Schwalm 
preached, in all, four sermons. — Jacob Bowers, 
Jan. 16. 

Eel Blver, Ind. — Bro. Jacob S. Bnell, came to us 
at our west meeting-house and commenced a se- 
ries of meetings Jan. 6, and continued until the 
evening of the 2Ut. He preaohed twenty-Beven 
good, sound Gospel sermons to very attentive 
hearers. As an immediate resnlt one was re- 
claimed and two baptizoj, and we believe otherB 
are counting the cost. — Emanuel Ltckrone, Jan. 
22. 

Bement, 111. — Bro. Geo. Gripe, of Oerro Gordo, 
commenced a series of meetings here Deo. 31, 
which closed Jan. 18, 1894 The meetings were 
interesting, and we all regretted to see them close, 
but Bro. Oripe could stay with ne no longer. As 
a result, one precious soul wants to unite with the 
church. Others are halting between two opinions. 
We. hope to be able, in the near future, to organ- 
ize a ohurch here. — Lizzie Traxler. 

Caaton, 111, — I am now here, to begin a series of 
meetings in the Macedonia ohurch to-night. I 
closed at Allison Prairie, Lawrence Co., with 
a splendid interest. Several were restored and 
the churoh put in good working order. I will at- 
tend the Ministerial Meeting Feb. 13, and also 
the Bible Term at Oerro Gordo. This will give 
me a rest which I have not had since the last of 
August. My health is good. I was never so well 
in seventeen years.— D. B. dibson, Jan, IS. 

Elkhart, Ind.— Oar meetings at the brick ohurch, 
four miles south of the city closed laBt evening 
with a full house and gocd interest. After re- 
turning from Ohio, where our last item was 
penned, we renewed our work Jan. 9. God's 
blesBingB rested upon the labors of the ohurch, 
and, inolnding five previously reported, nineteen 
received Christian baptism, and now rejoice with 
the saints in hope of eternal life. As our work 
and responsibilities here are increasing, we .trust 
God for an increase of grace and streDgtb, to 
humbly do his holy will. To this end we aak the 
prayers of God's people.— I. D. Parker, Jan. 22. 



Sngar Valley, Pa.— On the last Sunday in Decem- 
ber we closed our Sunday school. To day we re- 
ceived three members into the fold by baptism. 
One sister was a teacher in the Sanday school all 
summer. To-day she united with the ohurch. — 
Daniel Shroyer, Jan. 7. 

Bnrlington, W. Va.— Jan. 7 the home Brethren 
began a meeting at the Union school-house in the 
Beaver Hon congregation, W. Va., and continued 
last week. On Saturday two were reclaimed and 
six were baptized. The meetings are being con- 
tinued with good interest. We rejoice and give 
God the praise.— Geo. S. Arnold, Jan. 15. 

Smith Fork, Ho.— Eld. Hipas paid ub a visit dur- 
ing the Holidays and preached for us. He con- 
tinued his meetings over two weeks. The inter- 
eat wae good. He is an able expounder of the 
Scriptures. It was indeed a feast to us all. We 
had one addition to the church by baptism. — P, 
B. Shoemaker. 

Stone Lick, Ohio.— Bro. M. M, Petry and I left our 
homes Jan. 6, aud came to this place, — rather an 
isolated point, — where we are trying to preach the 
Gospel to the people. There are only a few mem- 
bers here, who, seemingly, are a little dieconraged, 
but at this date are getting encouraged. As yet 
no one has made the good ohoioe, bnt some are 
oouuting the coet, and, we think, will soon come 
to Christ, Bro. Petry adds much to the intereat 
of the meeting in leading the Bong service. — Jo- 
seph Longanecker, Jan. 18. 

Heizer, Kans. — By the request of sister Lizzie 
Wimert a special Communion service was held at 
her father's (Bro. William Wimert's) house, so 
she might, for the first time, participate in cele- 
brating the Buffering and death of our Blessed Re- 
deemer. She seemed to enjoy the services very 
much. This was the first time she has ever brok- 
en the bread of Communion, It will, in all prob- 
ability, be the last time in this life, as she is grow- 
ing very weak, and her physicians have given up 
all hopes of her recovery. — S. P. Weaver, Jan. 
16. 



CORRESPONDENCE. 



" Write what thou isest, and send It unto the churches." 



|r~Church Hem solicited for this Department, If you have had a 
good meeting:, tend a report of It, so that othen may rejoice with yon. 
In writing give name ol church, County and State. Be brlel. Notei ol 
Travel should be as short as possible. Land Advertisements are not so- 
licited lor this Department. We have an advertising page, and, II neces- 
sary, will Issue supplements. 



From Galveston, Texas 



Antioch, Kans —Dec. 29 I went to the Antioch 
church, Coffey County. We had a very pleasant 
church meeting Dec. 30. Everything paBsed eff, 
seemingly, to the satisfaction of all present. One 
more was added to the faithf al by baptism since 
my last report. I preached for them, Saturday 
night, Sunday, and Sunday afternoon. Bro. Adam 
Downing and I went to the North part of Wood- 
son County, where I begin a series of meetings by 
order of our Mission Board. I preached eleven 
sermons on doctrine. The meetings grew in in- 
terest till the close and the house would scarcely 
hold the people. Bro. J. M. Miller was with us 
and conducted the song service. The seed has 
been sown, and we expect the harvest after a 
while. — Chas. M. Yearoui, Westphalia, Kans. 

Beebe, Ark". — The package of Messengers has 
been received, and I have most of them ont preach- 
ing the Gospel through the town. I can use hun- 
dreds of them if our folks will mail them to me 
after they have read them. I have arranged to 
have Bro. G-ish preach at Beebe. My wife's 
health has beoome bo much better that we expect 
next week to visit Bro. Gish at Stuttgart, ard ar- 
range with him some way to have regular meet- 
ings here every month. May the Good Lord help 
us to work for him in the South! Bro. Collin 
Rowland, of Cherry Grove, 111., has partly prom- 
ised to come out and spend a few weeks. I am 
coming home for a week in February and will 
then try to get more preachers to labor in Arkan- 
sas. Tc-day we have all the doors open and need 
no fire. It is almost too warm for comfort in mid- 
winter.— Jas. H. Larkins, Jan. 17. 



I game to the City of Ga'.vestou Jan. 2, for a 
short stay with a friend, but owing to the im- 
provement in my health since here, have decided 
to remain for Borne time, The climate on the 
island of Gal veeton surpasses anything I have yet 
seen for evenness of temperature, and invigorating 
inflaences upon the Bystem. My personal expe- 
riences are very favorable to this particular la- 
cality. All nature is now reviving from its ex*. 
tremely short winter sleep and is being reclothed 
with a vesture of green. From my window, where 
I write these lines, orange and oleander bnds can 
be seen ready to burst into full bloom, and the 
" prophetic fig-tree is saying silently but surely, 
'Summer is nigh; even at your door.' " The mar- 
kets are now lined with an abundance of fine new 
vegetables. Strawberries can be had at 60 cents 
per quart. They are of very fine quality, too. At 
this season of the year they seem to be a luxury 
more than a necessity. Finer gardens I never 
saw than are now to be seen on the outskirts of 
the city. These gardens are affording a daily 
supply for the family. Potatoes and tomatoes are 
in full bloom; however only a few very early onee t 
But be it remembered that with all the advan- 
tages of a most attractive southern climate, and 
opportunities for making money, it is most unwise 
for any one to come to the South to make his 
home without first seeing and taking ample time 
to study the conntry, its people, advantages and 
disadvantages for himself. Actual .contact with, 
facts, relative to any conntry is the only safe- 
guard insuring satisfaction and often then one 
may be disappointed. After a stay here of several 
weeks, I am not fully ready to say that this shall 
be my home. Many features, very prominent 
here, are attractive and enjoyable to me, but the 
problem of making this my future home is yet un- 
solved By the blessing of him who doeth all 
things well, I have improved much in health and 
trust I shall b3 restored to my former strength. 
May the Lord deal graciously with all his ser- 
vants! A. H. FUTEBBAUGH. 



From Wichita, Kans. 



' Bro. J. Wise, who is bending nnder his fonrth 
score years, came among us by request, to hold a 
two weeks' series of meetings in the City of 
Wichita, Kans, Oar audience was small at first, 
but increased in number. Some good impressions 
were made, as the Gospel was expourded in its 
simplicity and power. On Saturday Bro. Wise 
took for Mb evening theme, " Trine Immersion." 
His discourse created quite a sensation among 
some of those belonging to other churehee. He 
extended an invitation to any who wished to do so, 
to Bsk any questions, or to file their, objections to 
what had been said in his discourse. Doctor 
Hays asked to file an objection in writing, which 
wae cheerfully grafted by the speaker. The , 
Doctor's question was, " If Trine Immersion, or 
three dips in the water is necessary, why did not 
OhriBt teaoh it in plainer words, or make it more 
plain, so as to be understood as trine or three dips 
in the water?" Bro. Wise answered the question 
on the following Sabbath evening, by giving a 
very pleasant drill' in Scriptural answers, which 
gave rise to a cheerful spirit. 

On Sunday, Dae. 23, onr brother delivered an 
able* discourse upon " Feetwashing," as designed 



JsnMiy 90. 1894. 

r eli ns himself. The following evening ho do 
^vered another very able sermon on the differences 
between the Lord's Sapper and the Communion 
Ther e waa a fair interest manifested in our meet- 
ines Although there were no immediate acces- 
S yet there'was much good seed sown, as bread 
cast upon the waters, to be gathered not many days 
lence Bro. Wise's visit was highly appreciated 
and his labors of love, manifested toward all 
Xm it was his pleasnre to meet, shall long be 
Remembered not only by the members but by oth- 
er belivers, some of whom appreciated his dis- 
courses. He is an active and energetic worker. 
He spoke very fluently. 

The next day being Christmas our elder, Will- 
iam Johnson, closed the meeting by tendering ow 
thanks to the citizens and the surrounding neigh- 
borhood, for the many courtesy *£» -^ 

From Canon City, Colo. 

It has been a little more than a year since hus- 
band and I united with the Brethren church. We 
are more satisfied than ever before. We know 
hatTe can keep in the faith of the £"^ 
we have our Bible and the Spirit of Truth to lead 

""isolated as we are, yet we are not cast down or 
discouraged. We take the MebbeMEB and that 
fa power of strength. It is very encouraging > 

about the good work that is oeing uo" 
our land by the Brotherhood. It makes .us ong to 
be where we, too, might mingle with Goi's dear 
children anV par'take of the joys of those of like 

P wfa 8 re m doping and praying that the W 
/ and the Mission Board will send one _ of their ser 

> - %ants here to Oauon City to P"^ 6 *^" 

I think that there are a number who would obey 

coSusemore.butatthepresent^no^to 
send for them. 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER. 



77 



teiiau, 1; Unitarian, 2; Uoiv.r.a'.ist, 2. Total, 
1,054, or an average of more than 3/ convicts to 
each of the churches represented. Allowing but 
one convict from a family, which is far too many, 
among civilized, enlightened and religious people 
and we bave here in this little State of Ohio, 967 
families, all professing Christianity, save the six 
that are Hebrew, but all professing to love ttoa 
and to obey His Word, and yet we have more 
than eleven times more material furnished in 
1892, for the Stale Prison, and by the churches, 
than by the nou-protessorsl Is it not horrible and 
alarming? And should we not look at ourselves 
and our religion, and see whether there is really 
any light in us or not? Should we not see if our 
lamps have not gone out? There is little evidence 
that they are Bhining, even at home. It is si- 
together likely, that there are many more non- 
professing families in the State of Ohio than 
belong to the largest denominations, even Meth- 
odists! and yet these last, furnish four time, more 
material for onr penitentiaries than those who 
profess no religion at all. 

P These figures for Ohio, in the great year of 
1892, are not mere accidents, but they are facts 
audfruits that come by the Old Law -alwa 
regular and natural,-of cause and effect. They 
L the tree and some of its ™LjtoJ*« 
too, that home influences alwajs tel their own 
soy, that our society as a mass, is rotten and yet 
moulds the character of the people an their e- 
1 Lion Our religion should mould and control 
on society, our families, our States and our 
X.hes.bytheWoidoftheLora.an d t£« 



Eld D. B. Gibson was sent to us in the work 
• aZ^ He began the meeting, on Wednes- 
dt evening O- 27, and held meetings until Jan. 
6 'The ehn oh met In council on that day, elder. 
John Harshbarger and Jacob Sw higer being 
oresent Christian love and the Spirit of he 
jZ Timed to prevail and the business was satis- 
faotorily disposed of. t ■_ «,„ 

Eld. Harshbarger having had an interest ^ n the 
care of the church for several years, requested to 
withdraw from the oversight, which was granted^ 
Eld D B- G^son was chosen by the church n 

rrTa^fl'toto^t awaked, the member, 
encouraged, and two wanderers from our number 
reclaimed and restored to fellowship. ^^ 

Allison, III, Jon. IB, 



Notice to the Southern Diitriot of Illinois. 

THE Sunday Schooling at the .Brethren 
church, Cerro Gordo, Illinois, will be held Feb. 
12 and 13, 1H94, at G V. M. 



l'llOQRAM. 

of the Bunday School.' 



Thos. 
Mary 



1 "ObjeotB 

^"""Primary Work in Sunday Bohool." 
M. Gibson and Eebecoa Snavely. — 

3. "The Successful Sunday School Teacher. 

Ohas. Gibson. y „ H ,_ 

4, 'The Effioient Superintendent. h. 1. uoi 



are safe. Then our p..="u= „... ".---.„ . 
stead of filled, the church and society will be 
purffied all will be free and all will be happy. 
May God aid the good woril Labdok West. 

Deafe-of Eld, Joseph »• Keplogle 



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by the YVomoi mo ^ .«, -~ . _ inD(ir 

Then our prisons will h»l«»|"*, Advantages of Teachers' Meetings. 

^Duties of Fa.ents to Sunday School." 

"ffi Needed for More Successful Sun- 
day School Work." Ellis Gibson. 

Elation of Sunday Bohool to the Church. 



Thoughts for the Churches 



To day I am in receipt of the Annual Report of 

tuUo^^^oS for L prayerful con. 

sideration of all religions people_ 

The number of convicts, Dec. 5, 1893, was 1.88U. 
Thehighestnnmber at ^JXwTlJto 
?T at \ 6 wts y iT26 ftg The r n Sr en^d d the 
£££ 6T 31.V was 1.054, 2^f whom 
were females; 868 were white; 174, colored, 

modnct of trne Christianity. 1 give in 

^.tratVr^TdZu, l; Ba f sn 

160 ;° Bom B an Catholic, »£»£■&£ 

rt'cnL^rgl^Vi)^ U; 

rf^ee^l^i;^^ 
Friends, 6; Ifree m" b v • 6 Lather- 



E^Jo^HE.BE^aiedinaie^low 
Creek congregation, Bedford Co., ra, v* , 
1893, aged forty, four years, »ix months, and nine 

'The subject of this notice united with the 
cnurch at the age of 22 years. One year^ after- 
ward he was called to the ministry, m which can 
Tng he se7ved the church faithfully until about a 

vear and a half before his death, when he had a 

stroke of paralysis which not only seriously af- 
"ed Ms physical health, but also his mind to 

that degree that his usefulness was ended. 
He was advanced to the second degree in the 

n^ in 1875 and on May 7 188« £ £** 

SSSSSSSas 

him. 



The Ministerial Meeting of the Southern Die- 
* -\ !f Illinois will be held at the above named 

Cerro Gordo, 111 , Jan. 19. 

From the Bound Mountain Church, Ark. 

^ a9 l rr^o^duigr 

S;ro:::eX^) for Mad^n County 
to hold some meetings. Dec. 80, at 11 A. m. 



,alth disaDieo. mm ^ »— t nold 80me meetings. ~™. ~~, - 

Eid Beplog, was a brother possessed of ^ P^^^ST *££- 
Eld. Kepiogie w and over . evemng a t Kro. o»v R , 8 



ine his opinion, but when once give" 

always correct and he was then «£• Emmft 

Dec. 19, 1878, he was married to sister 
A. Miller daughter of b»tto' J ^ *£ *£ 
di ed in 1853 at the ear , age f wenty^ , 



B ^ Cd 0^rtta,f the people ^^ 
"The same evening we had preaching at ^Bro. 



Jacob Studebaker, were a^ ^ ^^ 

i Un « 81 S °F,uc a!s.sLd by the wri.er. 
by Bro. John o. xmu^, Q ^ Buck. 

From the Mi^h^hTawreuo. Co, HI. 
and to hold a series of meetings. 



.Shakers, 1; UnUed Brethren, 19, _ ,^d)0^^ > 



in the afternoon at 
ma oh Bfflicted vi'h drcp.y. In ™™° niog . 
2 p. M. we had meeuog, .o 1 «£» » «» ^^ 
The next ^/ .^"^id be moved to 
aome good -^ b *'"l am having 
come in these parts and help us. 
many more call, than I can flll^ ,„„, 

Wyman, Ark. 

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THE GOSPEL MESSENGER 



January SO, 189 J. 



From Roanoke, Va. 

Odr city congregation of about forty members 
meels ones each Lord's Day at 10 A. M., for Sun- 
day school; at 11 A. M. for preachiDg, and at 6 
P. M, for Bible school. As we are newly or- 
ganized and rather unknown us worshipers in 
the oity, we oontent ourselves with medium con- 
gregations, the interest being good for the disad- 
vantages we are tinder, having for the present 
only n rented hall on the second floor of a build- 
ing. We propose to build a ohnrch-honse this 
spring, if we can secure the money, believing that 
we can grow and prosper here in the Lord's work, 
under more favorable advantages. 

Having been solicited to preach a series of ser- 
mons for the Brethren at the Germantown 
church, Franklin Co., Va, I left after oor Sunday 
morning service, Dec. 24 for that place, reaching 
there abont 7 P. M., and fiodiug a large congrega- 
tion of brethren, sisters and friends. I com 
raenced preaching at once, continuing twice each 
day until Tuesday night, Jan. 2 The interest 
woa the vory best, the congregations large, and 
very regular in attendance. Altogether we had a 
good meeting. One of the applicants was an old 
mau, past eighty-two years of age. We met, at 
his reqnest, near whfire he lives, at a Bchoolhonse, 
for service, on Wednesday at 11 A. M., after 
which he was taken to the water and buried with 
Christ in baptism. This baptismal soen9 was a 
very impressive one, and many were the tears 
Bhed; the old father saying in aloud voice, "Fare- 
well, vain world," as he walked out into the water. 
This closed our labors with this congregation 
Having been earnestly solicited to labor some for 
the Bethlehem congregation, about six miles dis- 
tant, I commenced preaching at the Bethlehem 
church the same evening, continuing until San- 
day night, the 7th, to very large and appreciative 
congregations. 

I olosed my work in the County on Monday, at 
Eld. D. A. Naff's, prior to the baptiVng of his 
daughter. Altogether the Franklin County breth- 
ren and sisters know how to worship God iu 
earnest, and thereby make the meetings interest- 
ing. The number who came out from the world 
for adrniBBion into the church at the two meetings 
will reach nearly fifty, including four reclaimed. 
A correct report of the number will be given by 
the brethren of those churches. Apparently the 
meetings at these two points ought to have been 
continued longer, there being so many left back 
who were seemingly almost ret.dy tonnite with us. 
Some adjoining churches were also anxious to 
have meetings. A few more weeks' labor wonld 
probably have resulted in many more comoraions. 
but having preached twenty-eight times, making 
me quite tired, and business at home needing my 
attention, I bade farewell to all, arriving at my 
home Monday evening, Jan. S, and finding all 
well. The Lord be praised for Ma innumerable 
blessings I P. S. Miller. 

Jan, 12. 

Eaitwn Shore of Maryland. 



cloted iu the evening. Bro. Bncher cfficiaterl at 
this meeting Bro James Hutchison, of Talbot 
County, was also present. We had a very good 
and, we trust, profitable meeting. 

On Sunday morning Bro. King took wife and I 
to what is known as the BoouBborough House, in 
the same congregation. Here Bro. Bncher ad- 
dressed us very ably in the English language. 
Here we again resumed our labors until the fol- 
lowing Sunday evening. During this time Bro. 
King and I attended to the pastoral visit. We 
visited the entire church and a few others. As a 
result of these meeting!, two were baptized and 
one reclaimed. On Sunday morning, Nov. 26, we 
returned to our home. Levi S. Hohleb, 

Dillsburg, Pa , Jan. 15. 

A Mistake. 



Among those who accepted the Seventh-day Advtntlst 
faith In Prattvllle. Mich., were the trustees of the Dunkaid 
church. They have now tendered the free use of the chuich 
to our Brethren for Sabbath school and meeting purposes. 
Eld. R. C. Horton had been holding tent meetings there. 

The above notioe was published in No. 45 in 
the Signs of the Times, of Oakland, Oal., Sept. 18, 
1893. 

The above is misleading. Those trustees pre- 
viously belonged to the Progressives and not to 
the German Baptist Brethren. The church-houBe 
also belonged to the Prcgreeaives and was built 
by them. G. M. Throne. 

Rockwell City, Kans., Jan 11. 

Notes of Travel. 



To Bum up the whole I must say, I found things 
thus far in better condition than I had antici- 
pated. In all my experience I never met a hap- 
pier people than the members at these places. 
When they learned that they can now expect 
regular preaching and love-feaBt privileges, not 
only members, but others, seemed greatly pleased. 

All over this country crops have been short for 
several years, especially so iu the south part of 
Sheridan County on the Niobrara River. People 
are very limited in means, and a box of clothing 
would be a great help to them. In Sioux County 
they are still worse off. 

After five weeks.' absence I returned home to 
recruit, having traveled by railroad something 
over nine hundred miles, and by private convey- 
ance, — mostly the farm wagon, — upwards of two 
hundred miles. Jesse X. Heokleb. 

Eimwood, Nebr., Jan. 6. 



Notice to the Churches in the Southern District of Iowa. 



We were advised, at our late District Meeting, 
1o raise fifty cents per member for mieaion work 
iu the District. The Mission Board could make 
me of some of it now, as the treasury is about 
empty. There are Bfcill others wanting the Bread 
of Life broken to them 

H. C. N. Coffman, Sec. 

Soulh English, Iowa. 



Matrimonial. 



Nov. 11 wife and I left our home to visit the 
members of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. We 
re ashed Cowaid's Point, Md., the next day, where 
we were met by Eld. J. Y. King, who took us a 
distance of four mileB to the Bethel church, in the 
BHgely coogregation. Bro. King is the elder of 
this church. We held meetings until Wednesday 
evening, when we were met by Eld. 0. H. Bncher, 
of Lebanon County. On Thursday morning we 
met in ohuic i council, which passed off pleasantly. 
W« than continued the meetings until Friday 
events- On Saturday, at 1 P. M, we met again 
for the pnrpoae of holding a love-feast, which 



I left home Nov. 23, to visit the mission posts 
in Northwestern Nebraska. My first Btop was at 
Newport in Rock County. Here there are yet 
eight members of what was once the Pine Creek 
church. This place has had bu u JJ iew visits by 
Brethren from elsewhere, and is in rather a dis- 
couraging condition. On account of cold, Btormy 
weather we had but few meetings 

My nest stop was with the members at Crooku- 
ton. This is a new field for the Brethren. About 
eighteen months ago the first sheaves were gath- 
ered in, with a hopeful outlook for the fntnre. 

Our next atop was with the members of the 
RuBh Valley church. They have been lo&iug 
heavily by members moving away, but the few re- 
maining are good, faithful workers, and we think 
their outlook is enoouraging. Here we were 
kindly invited to preach in the Baptist churoh in 
Rnshville, which invitation we accepted. After 
the evening services I went to the depot, where I 
had four hours to wait for the west bound train. 
I arrived at Hay Springs at 2 A. M. Here 
friend Elias Hirner awaited my arrival, and soon 
we mounted the farm wagon and Btruck south 
twenty-one miles to his home, where we arrived 
just at daylight. I had no sleep that night. 

Here we found nine members,— a remnant of 
what waa once the Niobrara church. We had 
pleasant meeting and council-meeting. One was 
received by letter, and one reclaimed. At this 
place was, at one time, quite a number of mem- 
bers, but unfortunately the country did not prove 
as productive as was expected, and nearly all 
moved away. The interest manifested, by the 
members and others, indicates a hopeful ontlook 
for the future. 

My next stop waB with the Brethren in Sioux 
County, north of Crawford. Here there are six- 
teen members without an organization and no 
preaching, but the occasional visits of the breth- 
ren. Here, too, I think, that, by an earnest effort, 
the borders of Zion may be enlarp'd, At this, as 
well as at some other places, we can say we oc- 
cupy the land. There is no preaching by any 
other denomination in the neighborhood. 



DAGUE— WHITE.— By Bro. C. M. Woods, at his home, 
Jan. i, 1894, Mr. John Dague, of Penfield, Ohio, and sister 
Ola White, of Chatham, Ohio. Clara Wodds. 

ROYER— NEFF.— At Ihe home of the bride's nyents, 
near Lancaster City, Pa., Jan. 7, 1S94, Br0 - Cyrus Royer and 
sister Susan B. Neff, both of Lancaster County, Pa. 

T. F. Imler. 

LUTZ-HOY— At Cherry Grove, III., Dec 24, 1S93, Bro. 
John B Lutz and sister Martha A. Hoy. 

Henry M. Martin. 

BRU BAKER- SEARS— At the home cf Eld. M. J. Mc- 
Clure, the bride's son, Dec. 27, 1893, by the undersigned, Bro. 
Moses Brubaker, of GIrard, 111, and sister Hettle Sears, of 
Oakley, 111. A.J. Nickey. 

FIDLER— MANN.— At McLouth, Kans., Jan. 1, 1894, by 
the writer, William G. Fldler to Mlnnl* Mann. 

David Kimmbl. 

MISHLER— LUTZ— At the residence of the officiating 
minister, David Young, in Mogadore, Ohio, Dec. 17, 1S93, 
Mr. Ell Mlshler and Miss Jennie Lutz, both of Mogadore, 
Ohio. Emma Mishler. 

STERLING — WEIMERT. — At my residence, near 
Heizer, Barton Co,, Kans, Jan. 8, 1894, Mr. Edwin Sterling 
and Miss Marie Welmert, both of Heizer, Kans. 

D. B. Martin. 

FINK— MOORE.— At the residence of the bride's mother, 
Dec. 24, 1893, by Bro. Henry L. Faddy, Bro. Ell Fink and 
sister Alice Moore, of Mlddletown, Ind. 

Florida J. Etter Green. 

DAIR— PECK.— By the pastor of the M. E. church, Mr. 
E. J. Dalr and Miss Ella C. Peck, both of Morrill, Brown 
Co., Kans. E. Lichty. 



Fallen Asleep. 



'.■ the dead which die In the Lord." 



SHONG.— In the Maumee church, Defiance Co., Ohio, 
Jan. 3, 1S94, of paralysis, Elizabeth Shong (wife of Daniel 
Shong), aged 76 years, 8 months and 16 days. Deceased 
was a member of the Brethren church for many years. She 
was the mother of twelve children, and leaves a husband In 
his eighty-first year. Funeral services by the undersigned. 
Jacob Kintner, 

SHOWALTER.— Near Dale Enterprise, In the Cook's 
Creek congregation, Rockingham Co., Va, Dec. 22, 1893, 
Bro. Christian Showalter, aged 74 years, 11 months and 16 
days, 



January 80 189i 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER. 



79 



ZARGER— In the bounds of the Rock 
River church, near Franklin Grove, 111., 
Dec. i3i 1S93, Erj. Jacob Zarger, aged 70 
years. Bro. Zarger was & deacon In 1 the 
church for many years; always quiet aud un- 
pretentious In manner, yet faithful In all 
duties laid upon him. His companion and 
six children are left to mouin his loss. The 
funeral occasion was Improved by Bro- Levi 
Trostle. D. B. Sengsr. 

MOHERMAN. — In Ashland County, 
OhIo ( Jan. 2, 1894, Austen Moherman, aged 
76 years and 7 months. He came to Ash- 
land County in 1840; was married Jan. 29, 
1846, to Hettle Wagner, who, with eleven 
children, Is left to weep over the loss of a 
faithful husband and affectionate father. He 
united with the Brethren church In January, 
iSjfr, and lived an exemplary Christian life. 
During his last Illness his life was marked 
by a calm trust In God and a full resignation 
to his will, clOElng his journey here in peace 
with God and all he knew. A large con- 
course of sympathizing 'jhbors and friends 
convened on the occasion of his funeral. 
Services conducted by the writer from 
l'hllpp. 1: 23. E. Lcomis. 

MADDOX.- In ElHcatts City, Md., Jan. 
13, 1894, sister Elizabeth Maddox, aged about 
66 years. She has been a faithful and con- 
sistent member of the Brethren's church for 
a number of years. Funeral service at the 
house of her brother-in-law, by* Bro. John A. 
Smith, of Woodberry, and the Presbyterian 
minister of Elllcotts City. 

John S. Gsiser. 

HENRY.— In the Howard church, Ind., 
Dec. 18, 1893, Bro. Abraham Henry, aged 71 
years, 8 months and 28 days. The subject of 
this notice was born In Dauphin County, 
Pa. He was married to Catherine Ehrman, 
and to this union were born three children, 
, which have ail preceded him to the other 
shore. Funeral Improved by D. M. Garver, 
asslstej by the writer. Daniel Bsck. 

^24, 1S93, Wlnfield S. Wismer, aged 41 years, 
5 months and 23 days. He was a faithful 
member of the church for a number of years. 
He leaves behind a sorrowing widow and two 
small boys. He died alter a short but severe 
Illness. Funeral services by the writer and 
Rev. Wels from Rev. 22: 5. 

J. P. Hetrjc. 

WINGART.— In the Tuscaiawas church, 
Ohio, Jan. 4, 1894, Bro. John WIngart, aged 
71 years, 7 months and 19 days. The subject 
of this notice was born In Somerset County, 
Pa,, May 15, 1S23. He moved to this State 
many years ago; also lived some years In In- 
diana. He was a faithful member of the 
German Baptist Brethren church. He leaves 
a wife and eight children. Funeral occasion 
Improved by the writer to a large concourse 
of relatives and friends. 

Reuben Shroker. 

REBBERT.— In the Lower Cumberland 
church, Pa., Jan. 7, 1894, Bro. John Rebbert, 
a^ed 50 years, 4 months and 26 days. He 
was the oldest brother In the congregation. 
For many years he served faithfully as dea- 
con. During the last ten years of his life he 
was deprived of his sight. In his declining 
years of old age, affile Ion and sorrow, he had 
selected for a text to be used at his funeral, 
the words, "For me to live Is Christ, but to 
die Is gain." Phllpp. 1:21. 

J. B. Garver. 

ROGERS. — In the Dunning's Creek 
church, Bedford Co., Pa., Dec. 23, 1893, sis- 
ter Mary Ann Rogers, aged 68 years and 10 
days. She was the widow of our co-laborer, 
Bro. Gideon Rogers^ who died June 30, 1887. 
HOFFMAN.— In the Shade Creek church, 
Somerset Co., Pa., Dec. 29, 1S93, sister Susan 
Hoffman, aged 89 years, n months and 23 
days. Early in life she united with the 
church, and for about fifty years she has 
been a faithful member of the Brethren 
■com church. She leaves two sons. Funeral 
■8DJG Bervlces by Bro. Joseph Berkey and Hiram 
* Mueselman, J. F. Ream. 



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MILLER. _ Aj He'fxvlHr. Pa. It-. 5 
1894, Clarence Iia Miller, son of Henry and 
Carrie Miller, aged 9 months and 27 days. 
Funeral by the wriler and C. B. Smith. 

T. B Miller. 

ORRIS— In the Shade Creek church, 
Somerset Co., P4., Dec. at, 1S93, sister 
Francis Orris, aged 42 years, 3 months and 
23 days. Sister Orris was a f.Uhful member 
of the Brethren church for abojt thirteen 
yea - s. She leaves a kind husband and two 
daughters. Funeral services by Bro. George 

5. Ralrlgh. J. F. Ream. 

RODABAUGH. — In the Libertyvllle 
church, Jefferson Co., Iowa, Ch.lstopher 
Rodabaugh, aged 4S years, 1 month and 29 
days. Our frLnd never made any profession, 
nor was he ever married. Funeral services 
by the writer. Abraham Wolf. 

GAYMAN.— In Lancaster City, Pa., Nov. 
7, 1S93, Bro. Martin M. Gayman, aged 47 
years, 6 months and 8 days. The subject of 
this rotlce fell over upon the street, while at 
work for the street car company. He was at 
once carried to his home and died In a few 
days, Funeral services by the writer, as- 
sisted by Bro. J. K. Pfautz, from Luke 12: 40. 

KAUTZ. — Also in the same congregation, 
Dec. 9, 1893, sister Mary Kautz, aged 72 
years, 3 months and 19 days. Services at 
the home of her son, by the writer, from the 
words, "Suiely the bitterness of death Is 
past." T. F. Imler. 

REPLOGLE.— In the Yellow Creek con- 
gregation, Bedford Co., Pa., Jan. S, 1894, Bro. 
RInehart H. Replogle, aged 66 years, 11 
months and 25 days. Funeral sei vices by 
Eld. C. G. Lint, assisted by the home minis- 
ters, from Rev. 21 : 7. C. L. Buck. 

DAVIS.— In the Ccqullle Valley congre- 
gation, Dec. 23, 1893, sister Barbaia Ann 
Davis, wife of Bro. Truman Davis, aged 69 
years, 10 months and 1 day. Sister Davis 
was born in Granger County, East Tennes- 
see, Feb. 22, 1S24, She ""( married Sept. 1, 

. «i . on, tio we not.-l&rr/e 
..v... -t. j ,- - .,n„. a 

1857. She was the mother of three children. 
Sister Davis united with the Brethren church 
thirty-five years ago. For over twenty years 
she suffered much, but endured all with 
patience. Funeral services by the Brethren 
from Rev. 14: 13- Geo. C. Carl. 

MATTES.— In Shanon, III., Jan. n, 1891, 
Solomon Mattes, aged 63 years, 5 months and 
23 days. Bro. Mates was Lorn In Union 
County, Pa In 1848 he moved to Stephen- 
son County, Illinois He has llv^d In Shan- 
non since 1886 Bro. Mattes has b;en a 
minister In the church of the Brethren for 
more than thirty years. The church loses a 
zaalous and faithful member, the community 
a good citizen. He leaves a wife and five 
children to mourn his departure. Funeral at 
Shannon, and Interment in the Brethren's 
cemetery. D- Rowland. 

UMBEL.- In the Markl.'jsburg, Pa., con- 
gregation, Jan. 10, 1894, Jennie E., wife of 
Bro. Amos M. Umbel. Sister Umbel was 
sick for some time, but endured all without a 
murmur. She wa; anointed with oil acco.d- 
ing to James 5. Services by the writer in the 
Wlnebrennerlan church at Sand Spring, Gar- 
rett Co., Md. Jasper Barnthouse. 

ROBBINS.— At the home of his grand- 
father, Bro. T. Davis, in the Coquille Valley 
church, Dec. 5, 1893, Oscar Clifton Robblns, 
aged 16 years, 6 months and 10 days. After 
suffering from an attack of fever for four 
weeks, he passed away. Funeral services by 
the Brethren from Amoi 4: 12, 

Geo. C. Carl. 

BLACKBURN.— In New Pa:is, Pa, Jan. 

6, 1S94, Violet Blackburn, daughter of G. W. 
and Emma Blackburn, aged 1 year, 1 month 
and 19 days. 

VANS1CKLE.— At his home, near Town- 
wood, Ohio, Jan. 3, 1894, friend Charles W. 
Vanslckle, aged 20 years and 13 days. He 
was the adopted son of Bro. David and sister 
Mary Vanslckle. Funeral services by Bro. 
David Lytle from James 4: 14. 

Anna Lytle. j 



Wll KEY— New Melbourne, Iowa, Jan. 
8, iS94, Infant son of G. W. Wilkey and wife, 
aged 9 months and 4 days. Funeral services 
by the Disciple minister, from Melbourne. 
S. Bkegiily. 






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"Set for the Defense of the Gospel." 



|Vol. 32, Old Series. 



Mount Morris, III., and Huntingdon, Pa. February 6, 1894. 



No. 6. 



ie Gospel Messenger, 



H B. Brumbaugh, Editor, 

And Buulnesi Manager oi the Eastern Home, Bck 5*, 

Huntingdon, Fa. 



Table of Content®, 



ry,— 

Why Should the Spirit of Mortal be Proud ? . . . . 
Feet Washing an Object Lesson of A. D. 33. 
Landon West, 



By 



ays, — 

A New Year's Letter. By C. H. Balsbaugh, 

I Union with Christ. By J. S. Mohler 

I Primitive Christianity, as Understood and Practiced 
by the Brethren. The Kiss of Charity: The 

Holy Kiss. By S. N. McCann. Parti 

A Little Further Consideration of the Problem. By 

B. F. Moomaw 

Carping at the Preacher. By I. J. Rosenbergar 

Family Worship. By S. B. Miller 

dltorlal,— 

Items, 81, 

Which Side 

The Wording of the Commission 

Young People's Meeting, 

New Testament Commentary, 

The Place for Missionary Work 

^Th. r»^ c kward Action in Baptism 

! V -Vrevlty !..-"., «<.„,. „!■?. ...-.-. v. •• 

Editorial Brevities 



treatment, and believes, if the Lord bo will, he may 
recover, but fieerna f ally resigned to the Lord's 
will. He desires the prayers of the church in his 
behalf. Onr short stay with him and sifater Brum- 
baugh was plGsssnt. They have onr sympathy 
and prayers. In the afternoon we again crossed 
the mountain and arrived at home by seven o'clock. 

Over last Sunday we were at the Bethel ohnroh, 
James Greek congregation. We had services on 
Saturday evening, Sunday morning and Sunday 
evening. At this place there is a pleasant and 
earnest band of workers, nod it is a pleasure to te 
with them and labor for them The outlook at this 
place is encouraging, and as they expect to hold a 
series of meetings there soon, we hops that the 
very best of results may follow. 



WHICH SIDE? 



Missionary and Tract Work Department, — 

Items S6 

Disobeying the Laws of Health. By Martha Click,.. 86 
" Go," " Teach," " Preach." By N. D. Underfill). 

Chap. 3. What, How and When? 86 

The Nature of the Christ-Life. By Salome S. Myers, 87 

Notes from Our Correspondents 91) 9 J » 93 

Coirespondence, •••• 93j 94 

patrimonial 9+ 

fallen Asleep, 94.95 

kdvertlsemente, ■•■ 95> 96 



By the time this editorial reaches our readers 
' Bible Term " will be in session. _ At this 
Sriting we can not tell what the attendance will be, 
pat it is probable that the stringency of the times 
Vill be against a large attendance. However, we 
lope we may be pleasantly disappointgd. As a rule, 
Jo are all too easily scared wh6n it comes to a 
■reparation for the greatest work that it is pos- 
sible for ns to be called to. God will certainly 
lustain those who make sacrifices in preparing to 
f o his work. 

A few weeks ago, being anxious to know how 
j-Sld. J. W. Brumbaugh, of the Glover Greek 
fchurch was getting along, we concluded to make 
1 a visit. Early in the morning we took the 
U and at Grafton were joined by Bid. George 
'mbsugh, of the James Greek church. At the 
7 we got off and started afoot across the 
utain, some four miles, and in an hour and ten 
tes arrived at onr destination. We do not 
Td this as a sample of fast walking, as it was 
» high mountain and we took our own time 
Iking the trip. We found brother John as 
Is could be expected, considering the char- 
W his affliction. He was feeling Eome 
(than he had been. Although he endures 
siderable suffering, yet he is not bed-fast, and 
t>ys Bleep and rest at night. He is still under 



In our life we have the human and the divine 
aide. And it is the intention, on the part of God, 
that both sides be always kept in view, as much 
of the work that he does among men must be done 
through the instrumentality of men. We are 
disposed, at times, to look at the divine side— tut, 
alter all, do wa not. -largely look only on tho 
Human oid(? and di what we "do incTepen'rJi 
God? Oi', in oihsr words, do it as if thore was no 
God? In the morning we formally srtbmit our 
ways to the Lord — ask the guidanog of his Spirit, 
aud then g) out and follow onr own ways— reason 
from a human standpoint and walk by Bight. 

We roasoa in this way : Certain causes produce 
certain effects, and unless we produce and follow 
after these causes, the results cannot follow. 
This is very true in a sense. But how far does 
human sgenoy go in either producing the causes 
or causing the effects to follow? How much, 
after all, do we really do in bringing about the 
results that we expeofc and desire? If we are 
farmers, we plow and cultivate the ground, prepare 
it for the seed and then sow it. This is the part 
that we do, and what would it amount to if human 
agency alone were depended on to produce the 
result? How could we go about germinating the 
seed and causing it to come forth in the blade- 
then the stalk to follow with the full ear? All 
this is the divine side of producing results, and 
on it depends whether or not we shall have frnit 
for our labor. So, behind tho brain that plans, the 
feet that move and the hands that toil there is a 
power that rules not only the destinies of nations, 
but also of men and individuals. The sunshine 
and showers, the frost that blights, at its touch, 
the snows that cover and the storms that lay bare, 
— the hail, the weevil and the blight, — are not 
" come by chance," but are catch-cogs on the great 
wheel cf God by which he measures to men and 
women as results of their physical and faith labor. 

Do you know that there are a great many 
things that we would like to do, think we ought to 
do, have the possibilities of doing, and yet don't 
do because we are afraid to trust God? We walk 
and act on the side of human reason, as if results 



f olio w causes of our own making. Had we enough 
faith to believe what God has said, to follow as 
ho calls, how wonderfally he oould blesB ub! 
Abraham followed the oalling of God withont 
considering results. He knew not whither he 
was going, and yet he went. This was faith that 
has been sampled out for the world and for ns. 
God is calling ub every day to go and to do. At 
times he oalls ns ont and tells ns to go and open 
our eyes and ears, and as we Bee and hear, do. 
But we say: When, and what, Lord? We want to 
see and hear before we go. And if we do go, our 
human side of vision so bedims onr visions that 
we see nothing bnt impossible gnlahes, sky.piero- 
ing mountains aud giants that frighten us. The 
divine side hides all these and opens a way along 
which onr work to do lies. 

Again, there are times when we have the possi- 
bilities for the doing in our hands, bnt are afraid 
to use them, lest we should not get tbem again. 
We fear to trust God to that which he has given 
ns. Is this not troe? Are we not, all the lime, 
lnoking too much on the human side? 

Let us look at this question from a praotical 
standpoint. Brother B is a weU-t^.'Jo farmer 
audi By tlifj'bhiasiug of the Lord, he has been'a'biv" 
to lay n little aside after paying all his debts and 
properly cariog for his family. Bnt he is now 
called upon to give something for the Lord's 
work. He looks over the past and brings before 
him a possible futnre, aud concludes this way: 
" Should my next year's orop fail, or shonld re- 
verses come I will need this for my own use, and 
therefore I can not risk to give." And he says, 
" No." What can the Lord, who has given him all 
he has, think of this? Will he bleBB this brother 
during the next year? Will he withhold from 
him the reverses and the losses that he feare? 
What would we do? 

If we were to give a neighbor in need a sum of 
money sufficient to meet all his legal wants and 
tell him to use it and when it is all gone more will 
follow, and if, instead of using it he would store it 
away, saying that he feared if he spent it and got 
no more, he wonld come to want, would we give 
this man any more? Sorely not, because, in the 
first place, his actions would show that he did not 
believe the promise made by Mb friend; and, 
second, that he was not worthy of receiving more 
beoauBe he waB not faithful with that which he 
already received. 

So the Lord dealB with us, and so we treat him. 
He gives to ns and we refuse to use it at his oall 
because we are afraid he will not continue to give, 
and is it any wonder that the Lord withholds 
from us? Truly, there is a withholding that im- 
poverishes, and a giving that brings income to the 

b- ■ '• 

Of onrselves we have nothing. It all belongs 
to the Lord, and we are his stewards. To some 
he gives little and nothing because they have 
themselves unfaithful stewards. To 

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THE QOSPEJL MESSENGER, 



Febrosry 6, 189 



^ESSAYS**- 



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. i^Miiy dividing tha Word of Tnilb." 



WHY SHOULD THE SPIRIT OF MORTAL 
BE PROUD? 



[Stiecteit by Jet. S. Siutsmnn. \ 

O, why should the spirit of mortal be proud? 
Like a swift-fleeing meteor, a fast flying cloud, 
A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave, 
He passe th from life to his reil In the grave. 

The leaves of the oak and the willow shall fade. 

Be scattered around and together be laid; 

And the voting and the old, the low and the high, 
Shall molder to dust and together shall lie. 

The Infant a mother attended and loved, 
The mother that Infant's affectl:n who proved, 
The hucband, that mother and Infant who blessed, 
Each, all, are away to their dwellings of rest. 

The hand of the king that the scepter hath borne, 
The brow of the priest that the miter hath worn, 
The eye of the sage and the heart of the brave, 
Arc hidden and lost In the depths of the grave. 

The peasant, whose lot was to sow and to reap, 
The herdsman, who climbed with his goals to the ttcepF, 
The beggar who wandered In search of his bread, 
Have faded away like the grass that we tread. 

So the multitude goej like the flower or the weed, 
That wither nway to let others succeed; 
So the multitude comes, even those we behold, 
To repeat every tale that has often been told. 

For we are the same our fathers have been; 
We see the same sight our fathers have seen, — 
We dtink the same stream and view the same sun, — 
And run the same course our fathers have run. 

The thought we are thinking our fathers would think, 
From the death we arc shilnklng our fathers would shrink; 
To thc/fte wC-are clinging thev also would cling, 
mit It speeds from ushi'i, Me a bird on V*he wing. 

They loved, but the story we can rot unfold; 
They scorned, but the heait of the haughty Is cold; 
They grieved, but no wall from them will come; 
They joyed, but the tongue of their gladness Is dumb. 

They died I— ay, they died; we things that are now, 
That walk on the turf that Ilea over their brow, 
And make in their dwelling a transient a' ode, 
Meet the things that they met on their pilgrimage road. 

Yeat hope and despondency, pleasure and pain, 
We mingle together In sunshine and rain; 
And the smile and the tear, the song and the dirge, 
Still follow each other, like surge upon surge. 

'TIs the wink of an eye, 'tis the draught of a breath, 
From the blossom cf health to the paleness of death, 
From the glided saloon to the bier and the shroud; 
Oh, why should the sphlt of moital be pioud? 

Brutus, Midi. 



A NEW YEAR'S LETTER. 



UhriBtiaBB. I have noticed it eap-cially among 
the officials of the church. 

How necessary is the ordinance of feei-waahing, 
and how little we know of its real significance! 
It takes very God in the flesh to wash feet aright. 
"If I, yonr lord and MaBter, have washed yonr 
feet; ye also onght to wash one another's feet. 
For J have given yon an example, that ye should 
do as I have done to you" 

What a mighty monosyllable ie that two-lettered 
word as! How many of na have learned iU mean- 
ing? We find it fully defined in Philpp. 2: 5-8. 
The very thought of eelf-exaltation is a breach of 
this holy symbol. 2 Cor. 10: 5. " Thinkeih no 
evil," 1 Cor. 13: 6. The least quiver of impa- 
tience defiles our feet. Ool. 1: 11. There is al- 
together too low an estimate and too superficial 
observance of the ordinances among us. " The 
letter killeth, but tha Spirit giveth life." 2 Oor. 
3:6. how welcome is the oross to those who 
have exparienoed 2 Oor. 4: 6. The word "be- 
fore," in Heb. 12: % and the word "afterward" 
in verse 11, are perfect synonyms. 

The Cross of Christ is not only the expression 
of man's Bin in its most hideous features, but 
much more the espreEsion of "all the fulness of 
the Godhead," all Hie measureless, unthink- 
able wealth of righteousness, holiness, wisdom, 
power, grace, love, pity. "Sin abounded, but 
grace did much more abound." To be baptizad 
into such a death, and to wash feet with such a 
Belf-renunoiation, and to partake of the eucharist 
with such an assimilation of the very fleBh and 
blood of the Godman, is to " walk in all the com- 
mandmenta and ordinances of the Lord blatne- 
lesB." Luke 1: 6. Less than this ie mere sym- 
bolical mockery. 

Beautiful and appropriate are the oiclinancea of 
Christianity: wonderful, glorious, beyond all ex- 
pression nr c&DQSpiisx is th&v j.^.' ituni retv.Vc-.s- 
tion! Are we the people? Let each soul put this 
self-interrogation with all the earnestness and 
solemnity of the Judgment Day. 

A cup of cold water rightly given, has in it all 
the pathos, and sacrifice, and triumph, and exalta- 
tion, and hope of all the ordinances combined. 
Life is a unit. - We cannot worship God and 
mammon at the same time. We cannot drink the 
cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils. We 
cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the 
table of devils. We cannot use the foot for Jesus, 
and the hand for Beelzebub. We cannot make 
baptism and feet-washing and the holy supper the 
substitute for "holiness without which no man 
shall see the Lord." Heb. 12 : 14. 

The mouth that eats the flesh and drinks the 
blood of the Son of Man, may not indulge in jest- 
ing and calumny, and chewing and smoking 
tobacco, and Bipping intoxicants. Are we truly 
representing the blood of Jesus by the fermented 
wine we use at the Lord's Table? Never. God's 
Holy One was not suffered to see corruption, 
Acts 2: 27. Corruption and fermentation are 
synonyms. " Looking unio Jesus." "Learn of 
Me." These are the all-inclusive commandments. 
God bless thee, my dear fellow-pilgrim, and 
give thee all the familiarity of aelf-consciouBness 
in Eph. 6: 10; Philpp. 4: 4; Titus 2: 13. If Ool. 3: 3 
is ours, 1 Cor. 10: 31, will be easy. 



BY. C H. BAL8BAUGH, 

Beloved in Christ Jesus: — 

Your New Year's Greeting, and "mite" for 
my silent ministry came last evening. Thanks 
for both. Although a congenital valetudinarian, 
God has wonderfully blesaed me, and turned my 
infirmitiea into the triumph and glory of 2 Cor. 
11: 30, and 12: 9, 10. 

I Bought distinction in the literary world, but 

He matriculated me in the seminary of Golgotha, 

so that I might, in His own time, graduate with 

the honors of 1 Pet. 4: 13; Kom. 8: IS, and 2 Cor. 

4: 17. More and more is Horn. 11: 33, my daily 

ejaculation. 
So corrupted and perverted are we by Bin, that 

it is a rare experience even to preach or to pray, 

or to write without a large admixture of self. 1 

Oor. 2: 2, and 2 Oor. 4: 6, and Gal. 6: 14, consti- 
tute a typical saint. Not many reach this altitude. I Christ. No more appropriate "object lesBon" 

Luke 22: 24 is Shamefully prevalent among I could have been introduced by the Savior to show 



UNION WITH CHRIST. 



BY J. B. MOHLER, 

" I am the true vine and my Father Is the husbandman." 
John 15: 1. 

The above parable is one of the most beautiful, 
simple and instructive of all the parables of 



the absolute necessity of perfect and abiding m 
iou with him, than the vine and its branche 
Separated fcom Chris 1 ;, we are ai destitute oE 
vine life, as is the withered branch, severed fro 
the vine. All life is delegated life from one on'j 
inal, central source, namely, Gcd> Divine 11 
was manifested to the world through Jesus Ohrii 
For as the Father hath life in himself; so hat 
he given to the Son to have life in himself 
John 5: 26. 

Whether God allowed from the creation th 
man might fall, and thus afford an opportunity t 
show to the world his amazing love and fathe 
hood in the gift of hie Son and a revel 
tion of his will, through which the excellency ( 
the righteousness of Christ might appear, 
contrasted with the works of darkneas; or whethe 
man's disobedience and fall was an inf ringemei 
upon God's original design, we will not attempt 
answer in this article. There seema no doubl 
however, that, in some way, man is responBibl 
for the introduction of sin into the world. Pai 
says, " Wherefore, as by one man sin entered int 
the world, and death by sin: and so death paese 
upon all men for that all have sinned," Bom 
6:12. 

Sin severed our life from the Divine life. Th 
fact is, that the sentence of death has passed up 
on all men. From this sentence there is no eg 
cape. For many ages the state of the dead wb 
regarded wfth inexpressible gloom. From tha 
dark prison there seemed no escape. No star 
hope had ever shone within the Bilent chambei 
of the dead. The masses of the human race re 
garded death aa the final end of man. The fai 
of the resurrection was beyond human conceptioi 
only as it vaguely existed in the minds of a few 
until Chriet came and opened the prison house 
the dead by his own desth and reBurre^* ; ^t^i 
|the tfeatX. Thus the fafc& or a fife beyoriSHmS 
grave wa3 clearly established. " Who hath abol 
ished death and brought life and immortality u 
light through the Gospel." 2 Tim. 1: 10. Chria^ 
then, is the embodiment of everlasting life to ue 
and that we may become partakers of the divine 
nature,— have everlasting life, — we muBt foim a 



with Christ, bo that the life in Christ may become 
our life. Here the beauty of the parable becomes 
apparent. The branches, bo long as they are 
united with the vine, draw their life from the life 
of the vine. The branches do not bear the vine, 
but the vine bears the branches. As eoon as a 
branch is severed from the vine it withers and 
dies. 

We remark, that, naturally, we are not branchee 
of the " Tr&e Vine,"—" Christ"— but are branches 
of a degenerate plant (Jer. 2: 21), bearing the bit- 
ter fruit of Bin. 

To form this union with Christ, we need to feel 
(1) our need of him through a living faith (Jafl. 
2: 17) and (2) we muBt come to him by genuine 
repentance (Matt. 3: 8); (3) get into him by bap- 
tism. Rom. 6: 3; Gal. 3: 27; 1 Oor. 12: 13. 

By these Gospel conditions, our union with 
Christ is complete. We are in him, and he in ub. 
But aa the branch may be severed from the vine, 
and die, go we may allow ourselves to be severed 
from Christ after the union with him is made, and 
thus die spiritually— go back again to the weak 
and beggarly elements of the world, making onr 
last condition worse than it waa before we bad 
formed the union with OhriBt. Hence i'i becomes 
evident that we must be diligent by every means 
in our power to 

TEBPETUATE THIS UNION. 

"As the branoh cannot bear fruit of itself, ex-l 
oept it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except! 



February 6, 1891, 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER, 



ye abide in me." John 15: 4. It is important to 
know, while pursuing oar Christian duties, in 
what way we may best perpetuate and strengthen 
onr union with Chri B t. We cffor the following 
suggestions as helps: 

1. Disunion with the world is an absolute neces- 
sity. ,: Know ye not that the friendship of the 
world is enmity with God?" Jas. 4: 4. The) 
more completely onr union with the world is sev- 
ered, the Btronger will our union with Ohmt be- 
come. If onr disunion with the world is only 
effected in part, it makes onr union with OhriBt 
correspondingly weak. In nature, when the un- 
ion between the graft, and the plant grafted into, 
is not complete, the growth is slow, — the leaves 
show decay, and the fruit drops prematurely, and 
is worthless, and the death of the graft is but a 
matter of a little time. Equally so spiritually, i 
Onr union with Christ being weak, because of too | 
much union with the world, bs a reBult the life of 
the world comes in oontact with the life of Christ 
within us, and antagonizes its growth, bringing 
forth little fruit to perfection, and may cause our 
spiritual death; much like the briars and thorns 
that choked the good seed. 

We must be severed from the world's honors, 
amnsements, pleasures, habits, company, fashionB, 
—all fruits of the flesh, and thus we make room 
in our hearts to grow up into Christ, our Living 
Head, to the stature of the fullness of ObriBt. 

2. Prayer is another great help. The exercise 
of prayer, of itself, indicates a desire for commun- 
ion with God. Every such desire gratified 
strengthens onr union with him. When we pray 
aright, we are in the company of the Lord. The 
more we pray, the more we enjoy his company. 
Our attachment for him grows with our eompan- 
innshio Then the things we pray for will be 
•■•'4ran'-<'. Th "7 = a «° strengtaen ti 5 ■" the ^ivine 
life. Thus, through the medium of the person we 
pray to, and the things prayed for, beiDg granted, 
—in all these, our union is promoted. 

3. The reading of Christ's mission shows us how 
he took upon him our humanity, that thus he 
might become a man of sorrows and acquainted 
with grief; the miracles he wrought, and the many 
acts of kindness he performed. The excellency of 
the doctrine he taught, is shown by his patience 
in his severe sufferings, forgiving his enemies, 
his remarkable death and resurrection from the 
dead, and the grandeur of his ascension to the 
Father. Beading and meditating upon tuese 
things ha H a powerful tendency to make our un- 
ion with Christ still stronger. 

4 Obedience to the will of our Heavenly Father 
is another help. By obedience we appropriate 
the Word of God to ourselves; it becomes part of 
ourselves, its life-giving power quickens our spir- 
itual nature, and satisfies our hungering and 
thirsting for righteousness, as nothing else can. 
By it we can, in the language of (he Psalmist, 
"taste and see that the Lord is good." Ps. 3i: 
8. "Onr delight is in the law of the Lord," Ps. 1: 
2. Thus we are more and more united to Christ. 
6. Submission to the government and disci- 
pline of the ohurch is a very effioient help in 
strengthening our union with Christ. ( Taking it 
for granted that the government and discipline of 
the ohurch are in harmony with the Gospel. ) A 
disposition to rebel against the church inevitably 
weakens One's relation to Christ. The necessity 
for a ready compliance in the work of the ohurch 
must be apparent to all. How, otherwise, could 
the ohuroh prosper? How could love abound/ 
How could we enjoy each other's fellowship? 
How could we sit together in heavenly places in 
Christ Jesus? Even if our own preferences in 
church work have not been gratified, we should 
still be submissive for Christ's sake. Such a 



course makes our union with Christ exceedingly 
Btrorg. 

6. Still another help is that of watching Our 
thoughts, word), habits, motives, deBires, sffoc- 
tions, wills, lasts and appetites need oonstant su- 
pervision. 

I Movingalongon our journey on theseliues, our 
union with Christ will be well maintained, and 
' the life of Christ will flow in a oonstant stream 
through our hearts, and permeate every part of 
our being — body, soul and spirit being preserved 
blameless unto the day of our Lord, Jesus Christ. 
Another beauty of the parable of the vine is, 



PRIMITIVE CHRISTIANITY, AS UNDERSTOOD 
AND PRACTICED BY THE BRETHREN. 



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THE KISS OF CHARITY: THE HOLY KISS. 



THE FBDIT IT BEABB. 

The grape is one of the most delicious of fruits 
and very wholesome as well as beautiful. Is there 
any fruit more pleasing to the eye than a large 
cluster oE ripe grapes? We notice that the fruit 
always grows on the branches, not on the vine. 
The vine bears the branohes, and the branches 
bear the fruit. Making the application of the 
parable, spiritually, Christ Bays, "Herein » my 
Father glorified, that ye bear muoh fruit; so . 
shall ye be my disciples." John 16: 8. Fruit iB 
the object of spiritual life, ,.o well as of vegetable I 
life. Some natural branches bear no fruit for 
some cause. Some spiritual branches bear no 
fruit. Such branches are worthless to the Father. 
Other branches bear feebly ; theBe he purges by af- 
fliotions,-3iekness, troubles, disappointments, lots 
of property, and thus weans their affections away 
from earthly things, and briDgs them down in the 
path of the lowly, and softens their hearts with 
his love, making their hearts and lives fruitful un- 
to every good work. 

We have it largely in our power to be fruitful 
or barren to the Lord. Which will we be? "The 
fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-Buffer. 
ing, gentleneBO, goodness, faith, meeknesB, tem- 
perance. Against such there is no law." Gal. 6: 
22, 23. Can we not cultivate the above fruits if 
we put forth proper and continued effort? Cer- 
tainly. 

DEAD BBANOHES 

A dead branoh mars the beauty of the vine. It 
is in the way of the living branches, and of no use 
to the vine at all. All it is fit for is, to be cut off 
and cast into the fire, and burned. 

There are those in the church, also, who are 
dead, - dead while they live. They live to the 
world but are dead to Christ. Once they were 
alive to Christ, but, through evil influences, their 
union with Christ grew weaker and weaker until 
the life of Christ ceased to flow throngh their 
hearts, and death ensued. Those who never 
formed a union with Christ are dead also, «. e., 
those of mature minds, who have had every oppor- 
tunity of learning Christ. 

The dead branches have no.lir.it. What a sad 
spectacle that will be, when in the judgment day 
those withered, dead branches, that might have 
been laden with heavenly fruit, will have to ap- 
pear fruitless, - not a grape,-not a sheaf, - to 
recommend them to the favor o him who died 
for them and rose again? They will stand speech- 
less and self-condemned. 

In view of the fact that we pass through the 
world but once, and that eternal life is vested in 
Christ, and that he is willing to impart eternal 
life to every one wh, believes, and comes to him; 
and is united to him by obedience to his Word, 
and in view of the fact that outside of Christ there 
: d no promise, nor can there be hope .of :, ema 
life in the world to come-m view of all this we 
exhort the reader who has not accepted Christ, to 
loTand not delay The , threa of^e may 
hreak at any moment. men, sau io m," , 
with aU the above opportunities before yon, you 

should be lost and tart etemallyl 



BYS. N. McCANN. 

In Two Patti — Part One 
" Gbeet ye one another with a kiss of charity." 
1 Pet. 5: 14. " Salute one another with an holy 
kiss." Bom. 10: IS. " Greet ye one another with 
anholjkifs." 1 Cor. 16: 20. "Greet one anoth- 
er with an holy kiss." 2 Cor. 13:12 "Greet 
all the brethren with an holy kiss." 1 ThesB. 5: 
26. All these are injunctions from the lips of In- 
spiration on this mnohnegleoted Bubjeotof the 
'■ faith which was once delivered unto the BaintB." 
Judel:8. 

To greet or salute an individual as an aot of 
courtesy wsb oommoc in the apoBtleB' day as it is 
now. We greet our friends with a bow, a wave of 
I the hBnd, or, oftener, with a warm hand-shaking. 
The apostle Beems to make reference to the oom- 
mon oalutation or greeting in Bom. 10: 8-15, 1 
Cor. 16: 19, Col. 4: 15, when he says, "Greet 
PriBoilla and Aquila, my helpers in Christ Jesus 
. Likewise greet the church that is in their 
bonae. Salute my well beloved Ef mnetus, who is 
the first fruits of Achaiannto Christ. Greet Mary 
who bestowed muoh labor on us. Salute Andron- 
ious and Junia, my kinsmen." This common sal- 
utation, or greeting, not being as expressive of 
true and genuine Christian love aa the greeting 
with a kiss, the apoBtle commands not the gener- 
al and formal greeting alone, but also the specific, 
the Christian salutation, " with a holy kiss." 

When Paul saya, "Greet Priacilla and Aquils, 
salute Herodiau, Tryphena and Tryphoaa," his 
language is general and can be obeyed by shaking 
hands, by speaking, by a wave of the hand or by 
any other form of salutation, but when he says, 
" Salute one another with a holy kiss" "Greet all 
the brethren with an holy kiss," the language is 
specific and definite, and cannot be obeyed with- 
out a kiss. No form of salutation, no form of 
greeting, can be substituted for the " kiss of ohar- 

Other forms of greeting may be used but not to 
the neglect of the kiss of charity. The common 
salutation is all that is required by custom, and it 
answers every purpose that the salutation of the 
kiss can answer where Christ is not Lord and 
Master. But when Christ rules and reigne in the 
heart the salutation for brethren is "AN HOLY 
KISS " Four times our minds are called to the 
specific form of salutation by the apostle Paul, 
once by Peter, and we are not only called but we 
are commanded to use the specific form of a holy 
kiae to all the brethren. To greet one another 
with a kiea of charity fills the apostolic injunction, 
and it is evident that the command can be obeyed 
in no other way. Shaking hands will not do, 
bidding the time of day will not do, a polite bow 
will not do. Nothing will do but obedience,- 
aotually touching the lips in holy, Christian love. 
To salute with a holy kisB fills the apostolic in- 
junction and manifests complete confidence, trust, 
and submission to the Holy Jesus. To at.bs.tute 
any other form of salutation, does not fall the 
apostolic injunction, and the individual must be 
Ieftindoubt,-eonfidence,tru8t and full submis- 
sion not being manifested in humble obedience to 
the Divine Word. It is impossible to disobey Je- 
sus even in so small a thing as the kiss and not be 
condemned and if conscience ia not seared, the 
condemnation will be felt for every act of du- 
obedience. 



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THE GOSPEL MESSENGER. 



February 0, 1891. 



Sft-eet and abiding trust in Jeans cannot b< ■ u- 
joyed by aDy one who disobeys. Whovever de- 
sires that sweet, that blessed asanrance, which 
thrills the life of the new-born soul, to be a con- 
stant reality; whoever desireB to say with Paul, 
"We know that, if onr earthly house of this tab- 
ernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, 
a house not made with hands, eternal in the heav- 
ens " (2 Cor. 5:1), must render obedienoe in all 
things. No one can be always con6dent who 
will exonse himself or reason around the smallest 
duty or command, made obligatory by Jesns or 
his Word. 

" Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss," " He 
that hath my commandments and kecpeth them, 
he it is that loveth me." John 14: 21. "Greet 
ye one another with a kiss of charity." " If a.man 
love me, he will keep my words." John 14: 23. 
" Salnte one another with a holy kiss." " He that 
loveth me not keepeth not my Bayings." John 
14: 24. 

Let each parson ask himself the question: Do I 
obey this command? Do I keep the Word when 
it says, " Salute one another with a holy kiss?" 
Do I observe thiB saying? JeBus eaye, "If you 
love me " you will ; but if you love me not, you will 
not. The apostles arc clear and definite when 
they speak in reference to the salutation of the 
kiss and they Bhould be obeyed by every one who 
would have the love of Jesns to abide in Mb heart 
and shine out in his life and character. John 15: 
10. 

To aay that the salutation of the kits was a 
customary form of greeting when the apostle 
wrote, is, to the submissive child of God, no argu- 
ment against its observance, for there were also 
other forms of greeting iu common use, as is 
shown by Paul's language when he says, " Salute 
and greet," without any speoifi.; directions as to 
how it is to be done. 

When Paul said, "Greet all the brethron with 
a holy kiss," he excludes all other forma of greet- 
ing! by passing from the general forma of greeting 
to the specific form of a holy kiss. If the Scrip- 
ture read, "Salnte RufuB, cho:en in the Loid, and 
bis mother and mine with a holy kit>c; salnte 
Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hernias, Patrobns, Hermes 
and the brethren which are with them with a kiss 
of charity; salute Philologus and Jnlia, Nerus 
and his sister and Olympus, and all the saints 
which are with them with a holy kiss," instead of 
" salute them " as it does read, it would be a spe- 
cific command to a speoific people and not a spe- 
cific command to a people in general. If the com- 
mand were given to individuals to ealute certain 
other individuals, as soon as they would salute 
those persons specified, the command would be 
obeyed and its obedience would be its end. 
When Paul specifies individuals, he makes the 
command general in form. He merely says, 
"Salute them," — but when he speaks to the 
churoh in general, he makes the command spe- 
cific in form, for he says, " Greet all the brethren 
with a holy kiss." 

Peter, in his general epistle to the churches, 
makes the command speoific in form bnt applicable 
to all the brethren of that age and of all future 
ages. If the command were directed to specified 
individuals, there would be some reason to say 
that it should not be observed as a Christian duty 
but when it is given in the form it is, there is no 
reason why we should not, as the followers of 
Christ, obey. 

THE CHRISTIAN GREETING A HOLI KISS. 

Any work that God demands at our hands is 
not our work but it is God's work, to be performed 
by us, his servants. Oar work is always weak, im- 
perfect, and unholy. Onr work can avail us little 
or nothing. It is the man who rises out of self in- 



to Ohriflt that can do acceptable woik. QoVe 
work is often degraded by man making it his own 
work. Man, instead of complacently submitting 
to what God demands of him, and then sweetly 
trusting God, takes God's work into his own hande 
and then worries and frets in reference to the re- 
sult of the work. The work provee a failure, — it 
is man's work. God's commands are made unholy 
by man making them hia work instead of receiv- 
ing them, as they are, — the work of God, intrusted 
to the servant's hands. 

God's work is holy, whether it be performed by 
him or by his children. God is holy, and all his 
work is holy, and pnre, and gocd. When God de- 
mands work, every servant Bhould remember that 
the work is God's and not his, and, remember- 
ing this, willingly and trustingly obey. To salute 
with a kisa is God's work, demanded by him of 
us, his servants, and hence it is a holy kiss. It is 
holy because God is holy and all his work is holy. 
Peter calls the holy kiss a kiss of love (R. 
V.). Take this element of love out of the kiss 
and it beoomes the devil's work instead of God's 
work. It becomes unholy instead of holy; it be- 
comes deceptive, misleading, and hypocritical in 
the extreme. 

The holy kiss is an outward manifestation of the 
inward work of God's love. The soul of every 
saint must oveiflow with pure and holy love to 
God, and also to every child of his, for it is im- 
possible to love God, iu deed and in truth, and 
not love his children. "Every one that loveth 
him that begat, loveth him also that is begotten of 
him. By this we know that we love the children 
of God, when we love God and keep his command- 
ments." 1 John 5: 1-2. 

The love we bear to God will not allow us to dis- 
obey his Word, and that love burning in our 
hearts one toward another will make us to greet 
each other " with a kiss of love." It is impossible 
to love God and not love his children, for he that 
loveth God will love his brother also. 1 John 4: 
21. If a man say, "I love God and hateth his 
brother, he is a liar; for he that loveth not hie 
brother whom he has seen, how cau he love God 
whom he hath not seen?" 1 John 4: 20. If love 
burns in our hearts, one toward another, the com- 
mand to salute with "a kiss of charity" will be a 
joy, a sweet, heaven-born pleasure as well as a 
deity. The kiss will be indeed an outward mani- 
festation of the love that burns within the heart. 
Pure love to God or to his children is holy. The 
kiss of charity is one of pure love, hence it is a 
holy kies. 

No one can be a child of God and not be holy, 
nor can he be perfect and not be sanctified. Ho- 
liness, perfection, and sanctification come not 
through any merit of the child, but alone through 
God's free grace. Poor, Binful man receives Je- 
bus as his Savior, and Jesus stands in his stead, and 
he, though Binful and weak, is washed, sanctified 
and j astified in the name of the Lord Jesus and 
by the Spirit of our God. 1 Cor. 6: 11. " By the 
obedience of one (Josub) shall many be made 
righteous," Rom. 6: 19. God made Jesns to be aiu 
for ns, who knew no sin; that we might be made 
the righteousness of God in him. 2 Oor. 5: 21. 

No man can be absolutely perfect, pure, and 
holy unleaB JeBus stand for him or in his 
stead. Jesus stands for or in the stead of every 
true-born child of his, hence every son or daugh- 
ter of God is perfect, pure and holy. The kiss 
of charity ia holy because the ones, nBing it, are 
holy. 

The kiss is a holy kies because of its holy or- 
igin; coming to us from the inspiration of God, it 
is holy because of the motive power that prompts 
it, — pure and holy love. It is holy beoause the 
ones using it are holy, Jcbus being their right- 
eousness, their holiness, their sanctification, their 



dl. Holiness in origin, in purpose, and in person 
make the kies, as God designed and commanded 
it should be, A HOLT KISS, to each and every 
child of his. A failure in purpose or in person 
will make the kiss only a form of godliness with- 
oat the power thereof. 
Bridgewtter, Va. 



A LITTLE FURTHER CONSIDERATION ON THE 
PROBLEM, 



BY B. F. MOOMAW. 

With Bincere respect for my dear young broth- 
er, Bennett Trout, and considering the importance 
of the question, I ask the privilege to give a brief 
analysis of the subject, as it impresses itself upon 
my mind. 

Receiving children into the church, is a ques- 
tion of great importance because of the effect it 
may have opon them, and upon the church. 
There is nothing more true than that God and 
Christ have a high estimate and a deep concern for 
our children and for the church. That their 
beet interest may be promoted, the guardians of 
the children and of the church should be very 
careful in the administration of all matters per- 
taining to them. 

As I urdersfcand it, it is in the early period of 
childhood and youth, that the duty and the re- 
sponsibility rests upon the parents, until the mind 
is snfrbieutly developed so that they can intelli- 
gently understand the Scriptures, so as to possess 
evangelical faith, realize conviction of sin, a god- 
ly sorrow for Bin, a hatred of sin in all its forms,, 
such as a love of superflaities, of foolish jesting,, 
trifling amusements, and to draw the line be- 
tween the world and the church, forsaking all 
these things especially on the Lard's Day. A 
disposition should be formed in them to love, in-. ^ 
atf, tUb 'society" and" conversation oi oh'rjbtJofi Y ' 
men and women. Devotional exercises in the 
family and in the church should be maintained, to- 
gether with a willingness to conform to the rules 
and regulations of the church. 

The teaching of these first lessons devolves up- 
on the parents, and it is distressing to see so 
much indifference in many of them, — allowing 
their children to indulge in these sinful practices- 
without restraint. 

To impress the mind with the correctness of my 
impressions on this point, I call attention to the 
Scriptures referred to by Bro. Trout, Dent. 6: 7, 
And these words which I command thee this day 
shall be in thine heart, and thou shalt teach them 
diligently to thy ohildren, and shalt talk of them 
when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou 
walkeat by the way, and when thou liest down, 
and when thou risest up." This is certainly in 
the family circle. 

Read Neh. 4: 13 and 14, and you will notice that 
the material interest of the family was involved, 
just as all households are ooncerned about their 
children, brothers, sisters and wives. 

Eph. 6: 4 tells us, " And ye fathers provoke not 
your children to wrath, but bring them up in the 
nurture and admonition of the Lord." We can- 
not fail to eee that this refers to the family rela- 
tion and not the church, and prepares them for 
it at the proper time. 

Eccl. 12: 1 is addressed to the rising youth, not 
to parents nor children, but to the youth when 
the mind is sufficiently developed, so that they can 
know what is faith, repentance and conversion, bo 
as to be able to draw the line between the churoh 
and the world. Mark 10: 13-16. 

"And they brought young children to him. ,r 
Matt. 19: 13. " Then were there brought to him 
little ohildren." Luke 18: 16. "And they 
brought unto him also infants, that he should 
touch them," etc. 



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Here the same ones are spoken of as " young 
children," "little children," and as "infants." 
JeBUS says, " Suffer little children to come unto 
me, and forbid them not; for of such is the king- 
dom of Heaven." 

"Suffer the little children," — the infants, — "to 
come unto me." la this authority for receiving 
them into the ohurch militant without conversion? 
So do pedobaptists preach and practice. The 
primitive church never so practiced, nor does the 
church of Christ so practice to-day. We are sorry 
to see published in onr paper anything leadiDg in 
that direction, and encouraging the detriment al 
theory, that our children do not need conversion. 
An elder once said, " My children do not need 
conversion; they are raised as Christians." 

Oar Savior sayB, "Suffer the little children to 
come nnto me, for of such is the kingdom of heav- 
en." Why? Because "where there is no law 
there is no transgression and sin is not imputed " 
They are safe by virtue of the atonement, with- 
out other conditions, until they cross the line of 
accountability. He pa! his hands upon them and 
bletsad them, but did not baptize them. 

We have the evidence upon record in the In- 
spired Volume that an inspired man of God bap- 
tized both men and women, Acts 8: 12, but infants 
and little children, never. If, before or after this, 
they are taken into the ohurch, during a current 
of emotional influence, their faith defective, their 
repentance ineffectual, their baptism is invalid. 
Becoming sensible of their situation, their faith 
being evangelical and their repentance effectual, 
—then baptism for the remission of sins would be 
in plaoe, and a oomfort to the soul, with the as- 
surance of the promise. 
In case we should encourage the belief that per- 
, x eons are converted when they are not, they may 
'"" v ltve anc-die underline fearful delusion, ana eter- 
nity alone will tell the rest. It is only too true 
that many, who unite with the chnrch at mature 
age. fall from grace, or, like others, never had 
the grace of a genuine conversion, and these al- 
together are the main cause of drifting into the 
channel of modern Christianity, and the ohnreb, 
in some places, is losing the identity of primi- 
tive Christianity, as practiced in the years gone 
by. The fathers and mothers, at the closing of 
this generation, are not ignorant of the fact that 
they are losing the respect and esteem of many 
because of their admonitions of warning, with ref- 
erence to these departures from the faith once de- 
livered to the saints, and I am inclined to believe 
that the mistake is not limited to receiving chil- 
dren into the church but in part to the methods of 
getting people to come in. On this point, I will 
just repeat what an aged Wesleyan Methodist eld- 
er once said on this subject: "Brethren, I am 
doubtful as to the propriety of this 'hand up' 
and 'stand up ' religion." 



FAMILY WORSHIP. 



BY S. B. MILLER. 



If the Bible teaches us anything, as regards 
Christian duty, it teaches ns not only the neces- 
sity of reading the Bible, and engaging in prayer, 
but the need of doing it in the presence of the 
family. Prayer is an essential element in the 
Christian life. Then, as parents, we need to pray, 
and, inasmuch as we desire our children to be- 
come Christians, we need to teach them to pray. 
Christ's disciplea asked him to teach them how to 
pray. So the children ought and do look to their 
parents, to direct them in prayer and-devotion. 
That it is needful, desirable, beneficial, and right, 
is admitted by all professed Christians, Then, 
why not practice it? Because: 



(1) "The children don't respect it" If you 
have lived a professed Christian for years, and 
have not had family worehip, you can't expect 
them to respect it as they ought. But since you 
are awakened to your duty, teach them to respect 
it. 

(2) "I have never engaged in prayer at all." 
Then don't go farther without doing that which 
brings you so much nearer to God. Begin now, 
privately and publicly. 

(3) "I know of no suitable method." Bible 
reading ; then bowing in prayer. The reading of 
the Bible will help to get the minds in a prayer- 
ful condition for prayer. The prayer need not be 
lengthy, but fervent, earnest, and real. (4) I 
know of no suitable time." Take either morning 
or evening, according to circumstances. 

To those who desire to make excuses there is 
no limit to objections. But to one who is deter- 
mined to do his duty, there is a way, and a proper 
way in which to do it. 

My experience, questioning and observation has 
led me to the following as being the best type of 
family worship, as given in a Christian home. 
- 1. We will suppose that tho parents and chil- 
dren are all members. Either in the evening hour 
before retiring, or morning before breakfast, a 
ohapter may be read from the Bible, in rotation, 
or otherwise, by the father. Then all kneel and 
are led in prayer by him, and mother closes with 
the Lord's Prayer. At the next service mother 
reads and leads in prayer, closed by the oldest 
child, and so on, in turn, till each has taken part. 
I suggest singing some familiar hymn upon rising 
from prayer. 

2. If either of the parents or any of the chil 
dren are not members, they ought to respect the 
family enough, not only to kneel, but also to take 
their turn in reading the chapter and closing with 
the Lord's Prayer. I believe in family worship 
and the nearer every member comes to doing his 
part, the more influential the service. 

" Can a boy forget his mother's prayer, 
When he has wandered God knows where?" 

No, never, but first mother must pray and the 
boy hear, or he cannot remember. 

The grandest scenes we can recall are the fami- 
ly devotions. In all my wanderings I never for- 
got that each night witnessed mother's prayers as- 
cending from the family altar in behalf of her 

boys. 

I have bowed around family altars where the 
prayer was offered, not only by a child in faith, 
bnt a ohild in years. The prayer was short, poor- 
ly spoken, poorly arranged (?), and falteringly 
given, yet it called forth a hearty "Amen" for its 
fervency and earnestness. 

How inspiring, how encouraging, to realize that 
it in family devotions. It binds us closer as a 
family; closer as members of the body of Christ. 
How different when worship is called for just be- 
cause the preacher is present! The preacher 
reads, the preacher prays, and then neither father, 
mother, or children (all members) can even close 
with the Lord's Prayer, leaving the preacher 
to take that pait also. 

Think on these things and may God help us all 
in doing onr whole Christian duty I 

Maxwell, Iowa. 



il's interests, it is but fair to suppose that the 
devil would say, ' Be a member of the best ohurch 
you can, keep up a fair show of morality. Then 
oarp at the preacher, find fault and criticise him 
as mnoh as your neighbors will endure. Sneer at 
his sermons as soon as yon come out of the church 
every Sunday morning. Tell everybody how little 
good you found in that preaoher's sermon. Bidi- 
oule hie manner, if yon are able to do that. At 
all events find something to carp at. ... Oriti- 
oise his sermon plans. . . . Note how frequently 
he preaches his old sermons. . . . Emphasize the 
fact that there is no originality in him. . . . 
Only see that you show no interest in his preaoh- 
ing and that you do something to detraot the at- 
tention of others. ... If yon will do this yon 
will be a more effioient servant of mine than if 
you were an outspoken infidel, a saloon- keeper, a 
thief or a mmderer; for those are outside assailants 
of the ohurch and its agenoies, while you will be 
a helper of mine inside of the very fold I hate." 

Doubtless the reader is ready to say the fore- 
going is true— all true. If so, is it not safe to 
conclude that the carpers in the ohnroh are her 
worst enemies? 

Perhaps the reader's experience is such, that he 
can call np how keenly he felt the efforts of an 
enemy within the fold; but when his relation be- 
came such that the attaok, though on the same 
Hue, wa) from the outside, his influence was but 
feebly felt. Hence it appears that it is from with- 
in that carpsrs are to be feared, carping at the 
doctrine, decisions and usages of the church. 

A strong hold of the enemy iB to caricature. 
Take the conception, birth, dootrine and death of 
Christ, and they can be told by a blasphemer in a 
manner that will look worse than mockery. Bnt 
at the hand of him who has been born again with 
a heart filled with love for souls, those life-giving 
themes can be drawn out in a manner that will 
make kings tremble, sinners cry out for fear and 
saints exclaim, " Lord, it is good for us to be here!" 
In like manner can the plain, humble usages of 
the chnrch be caricatured in a most hideous man- 
ner. Take the plain order of the ohnroh, the 
prayer-covering, with feet-washing and the saluta- 
tion, and they can bo described and set np in a 
manner that renders them extremely uninviting. 
But when they are vindicated in the light of truth 
and their grand and fitting significance is pointed 
onr, the hearers feel to "rejoioe greatly in the 
Lord and be glad." 

I, therefore, warn the readers of these carpers 
in the church. You will generally find them to be 
" murmnrew," complainers, " walking after their 
own lusts; . . . having men's person in view be. 
cause of advantage." 



WHICH SIDE 1 



"CABPING AT THE PEBACHEB." 

B¥ I. J. BOSENBEBGEB. 

No 12 Vol. 30 of the Sunday School Times 
treats the above subject as follows: "If a person 
were to proffer himself, body, soul and mind to 
the great enemy of all good and were to ask the 
devil in what way he could beat promote the dev- 



(CettsltttleAfreM Pint rag'-} 

others, he gives more beoanse they are better 
stewards, and to others, he gives much, entrust- 
ing them with Mb pounds, thus affording an 
opportunity to distribute as the needs are. Should 
such, after the giving, prove unfaithful, they will 
oertainly be held to account in the day of the 
final reckoniog. 

Brethren snd Bisters, let us look at this matter 
carefully and try to determine how we are using 
that which the Lord has entrusted to our care. 
As we try to decide what our duty is, from which 
side do we make our decision? What we feel we 
ought to do, let us do to the extent of the possi- 
bilities within our reach, trusting to the Lord for 
results and being assured that whatsoever we do 
in his name will be a blessing to ne. It cannot 
be otherwise. 



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THE GOSPEL MESSENGER. 



February 6, 1894. 



Missionary and Tract fork Department. 



"Opoa the Silt da? of the week, 
let < i e ■ v one oi you lay by him In 
store u God bath prospered him, 
that there be no gatherings wh« I 
const."— ■ Cor. ifi: ■ 



" Every man at he purposeth la 
his besrt, to let bljo give. Not 
BTudrlngly or ol necessity, lor the 
Lord lovtth a cheerio! gtfir."— « 
Cot. g: 1. 



■ OW MUCH SHALL WI •llfKt 

"EvctT ttin according to hit ability." "Every one-SJ God hath fni- 
frrtdhim." "Everyman, according at h$ jurposeth in kit heart, so let 
him give." "For II thcie be firat a wlWr.j; mind, It \% accepted according 
to that a man hath, and not according to that he Lath not."— i Cor. G; ig, 



Organfzalloc cf Missionary ffoDwIUM. 



D^iiil Vaniman, Foreman, 
D. L, Miller, Treasurer, 
Gai.bh B. Rovas, Secretary, 



McPherson, Kans. 
Mt. Morrio, III. 
Mt. Morris, It*. 



Organization of Book and Tract Work. 



S. W. Koovxn, Foreman, 

S. Bock. Secretary end Treasurer, 



Dayton, Ohio 
Dayton, Ohio. 



BW.li donations Intended lor Missionary Work should b: eent to 
Galbn B. Kovbp., Mt. Honls, 111. 

£%T"A1I cioaey lor Tract Work should be oent to S. Bocx, Dayton, 
Ohio. 

WMoaeynmy be sect b7 Hcne7 Order, Registered Letter, or Drafts 
on New York or Chicago. Do not send personal checks, or dralto on In- 
terior towns, as It costs V, cento to collect them. 

EVSolItltors are requested to laltblully carry out the plan ol Annual 
Meeting, that all our members be solicited to contribute at least twice a 
fear lor the Mission and Tract Work of the Church. 

•JT"Notes lor the Endowment Fund can be had by writing to the Sec- 
retary ol tithe: Work. 



God made yon to bo happy. There is no relig- 
ion in living unhappy.— J. R. S. 



TnE manifestations of Christ are greater to 
those who keep his commandments. — J. R. S. 



Only when a man tries to live the divine life, 
can the divine Christ manifest himself to him.— 
J'hlip Brooks. 

"Truth cannot long be concealed. She will 
burst the doors of her imprisonment, and flash 
her Bplendor on the world." 



A Greek Chnrch was recently organized in the 
City of New York with 400 member j. This is the 
seoond Greek chnrch in that city. 

If people would look for faults in themselves aa 
mush as they do in their neighbors, they wonld 
have a better opinion of others. 



In foreign countries there are 400,000 persons 
to each missionary. These missionaries cannot 
reaoh one-tenth of the people with the Gospel. 

God gives himself to every soul that wants 
him, and deolares its want by the open readiness 
of the signal which he knows.— Philip Brooks. 

Believe that the highest you ever have been, — 
you may be all the time, and vastly higher still 
if only the power of the Christ can oocnpy yon 
and fill your life all the time.— Philip Brooks. 

It requires S900.00 to pay the wine and liquor 
bills for the State Lunatic Asjlum in New York. 
It is surmised that the liquor ia consumed by the 
State officials who make it a point to call at the 
Institution for their drink when they feel so dis- 
posed. This is sin in high circles. 



Fail not to do all that is in your power to help 
every earnest soul to add new strength to a wor- 
thy cause. Thus yon may aid the poor Bick man 
with the necessities of life; the wronged man's 
cause you can vindicate by your influence; the 
poor boy in the shop may be inspired with new 
hope, and helped along the road that looks dark 
to him, while all around you there may be other 
opportunities of assisting those who need help 
and deserve encouragement 



FEET-WA8BING AN OBJECT LE8SON OF A. D. 33. 



BY LANDON WEST. - 

Wh»n Jesu3 Christ was teacher here, 
The Way of Ll f e was made all clear. 
The mind, and word, and work, all g'ven, 
To show I he way from earth to heaven. 

His mind was great, but meek and pure, 
His thought was quick, but always sure, 
And though unschoo'ed, his truths are great, 
The pillars for both church and state. 

His Word Is Hie, and truth and grace, 
A fitting thought In every place. 
His Word Is truth, all men must own, — 
The greatest law, our world has known. 

While sin gives death, with pain and strife, 
HU Word do'h glee an endless life. 
And darkness gives no one release 
But Jesus gives both joy and peace. 

# But grea'er still, the woiks, he gave 

To show tr-e way, to teach, to save; 
And though the Greatest at his least, 
His model gives him as the least. 

Our humble Msster left his seat, 
To gird hlrmelf, and wash their feet. 
To show in deed, aa well es word, 
That Christians have an humble Lord. 
Now, here's the point, where scales do turn, 
Where thousands wait, the way to learn; 
When not a plainer thought Is given, 
In all Ihe way from earth to heaven. 

And If you wish the crown to wear, 
This lowest step, you too must share; 
For here's a cross, to Christians given, 
To feliy their pride, and live for heaven. 
Nor is this all, for In the day, 
That kingdom comes, for which we piay. 
Our Lord, by whom this sttp was given, 
Will gird himself, and serve in heaven. 

And where's the saint, In all the earth, 
Who counts this service of no worth, 
Who now refuses this to bear, 
To let his Master serve him there! 
Lanier, Ohio. 



DISOBEYING THE LAWS OF HEALTH. 



BY MARTHA OLICE 

Do we know that it is not God's will that any 
of us should be sick? If we are siok it is be- 
cause we have in some way sinned against na- 
ture's laws, which are the laws of God. 

I fear this is a subject that we treat with too 
little interest. There are many ways in which 
we, through ignorance, disobey the laws of 
health, and, I am sorry to say, it is our own fault 
that we are not enlightened on some subjects. In 
such cases God will hold ub responsible for our 
ignorance. 

Of the many things that our bodies need, there 
is nothing so pressing as that of pure air. We 
must have it every moment or we die. Hence 
we should see that our lungB are filled with the 
proper amount of pure air. It is both abundant 
and oheap. One breath, to a certain extent, 
taintB the air of a whole room. Thus many 
breathings rapidly unfit the air for our use. 

In spite of these facts, scarcely any pains are 
taken to supply fresh air to our school-rooms, 
bed-rooms and churches. Steele rightly says: 
" In our churches the fonl air left by the congre- 
gation on Sanday is Bhnt np during the week, 
and heated for the next Lord's Day, when the 
people aBsemble to re-breathe the polluted atmos- 
phere. They are thus forced with every breath 
they take, to violate the physical laws of him 
whom they meet to worship." 

Troigh lack of ventilation is not the only 
cause of lung-starvation, tight or even stiff cloth- 
ing keeps the lungs from receiving the proper 
amount of oxygen, and causes many diseases. 
Next to pure air we need proper food to keep our 



bodies in a healthy condition. We try to find for 
dainb aaimals food that will bring about best re- 
sults and keep them in a healthy state. When it 
comes to preparing food for human beings, we, as 
a rnle, do not pay so much attention to what is 
beat for us, but what we like moBt. We are liv- 
ing too fast in this line. We are given to more 
feasting than fasting. We have tco great a varie- 
ty of dishes. Rich focd and tempting flavors all 
lead to an overloading of the stomach. Pain and 
diseases of the digestive organs are the penalties 
of violated laws. We should study and obey 
the laws of health and thereby honor and glorify 

God! 

♦-••'■♦ 

"GO," "TEACH," "PREACH." 



BY N. D. UNDERBILL, 

In Three Chapters.— Chapter Third— What, How 
and When ? 

" How shall they preach except they be £ent? As It 1b 
written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the 
Gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! " 

Some may think from reading the first chapter, 
that I wonld have every Christian to devote his 
life exclusively to preaching the Gospel from the 
pulpit, whether authorized by the churoh or not. 
Such is not my meaning. We have not all the 
same gifts or talents, and can not all excel in the 
same line or branch of work, yet we all have the 
authority from heaven to witness for Christ (if 
so be that we have obeyed him and received the 
Holy Spirit), or, in other words, to teach (or 
preach) the way of eternal life, to perishing 
souls. For instance, a blind man ib about to walk 
into a deep pit. It is not only the privilege, bnt 
the absolute duty of any man, woman or child 
who can do so, to warn that blind man of the dan- 
ger before him. The warning can be given by j. 
spoketo words generally, ancTnsnally is. This W 
will, for convenience, call "prophesying." But, 
should the man be deaf, it would be necessary to 
warn him by some act, which he could feel and 
undei stand; this would be witnessing (bearing 
witness or testimony to the danger ahead) or 
prophesying (foretelling future danger), by act 
and not by word. 

So we see that there are two ways of prophesy- 
ing. There are, all about us, blind and deaf 
souls, going headlong down to destruction. It is 
not only the privilege, but the duty of every 
Christian soul, whether man or woman, to rescue 
the perishing if possible, by word or act, whether 
they be ordained by the church for that particu- 
lar purpose or not. 

There is also another way oE witnessing for Je- 
sus; it is by personal appearance. In court, a 
child is often identified by its personal likeness 
to its parent; even so we can be identified by our 
likeness to our Parent or our Elder Brother. A 
photograph is often used as a means of identifi- 
cation, because of its likeness to the individual. 
Even so we must look or appear like Jesus if we 
wish to represent him to the world; i. e., our per- 
sonal appearance must show modeBty, humility, 
and all the virtues of Christ, and none of the vi- 
ces of the world. Pride is very easily shown in 
our manner of dress, but the contrary is just as 
easily shown. 

This kind of witness is just as important in 
many instances (and in some more so) as the oth- 
er two. For instance, a deaf mnte is to be in- 
structed. We can not teach him by words spok- 
en, but by appealing to the eye, by means of pic- 
tures and representations, we can oonvey our 
meaning to his mind, even though he can not read. 
Thus it is the duty of all disciples of Christ to 
put forth an effort to save. They can do it in 
more ways than one, and neither the church nor 
any one else will ever condemn them for so do- 



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2 although they be not ordained to preach the 
ospel. 

Bat, in order that the work of salvation may 
ot be neglected, it is necessary to appoint (or 
rdaiu) certain individuals to devote their lives 
time exclusively to that particular work. 
nch persons should not fail to " cry aloud," and 
ft up their voices like a trumpet, Isa. 68: 1, 
But while it is the duty of the watchman on 
e tower to give warning of danger, it is also the 
oty and privilege of any soul to do the Bame iu 
eepiog with their position, should they see 
[anger approaching. It is not only their duty 
d sound the alarm,— as in case of a fire, bnt it is 
lso their duty to lend a hand and help to rescue 
precious perishing £ouls. It is not the duty 
if firemen alone to rescue human souls from the 
ire, though it is their special work ; nor is it the 
jrivilege and duty of ordained, elected, appoint- 
d or licensed preachers alone, to tell the story 
>f the cross, though they be seleoted for the 
ork. It is meet that the church select suitable 
ools from among her members,— those having 
he best qualifications for that particular work, to 
abor in those particular cilices, — the eldership, 
he ministry, and the cfrioe of deacon; also iu oth- 
sr branches of usefulness, such as the nup9rin- 
;endent and teachers of Sunday school, and any 
>ther office of usefulness conneoted with church 
icork, even as she does Ir, is necessary and ex- 
pedient to plaoe certain workers in such positions 
that they may use their talent to the best or 
greatest advantage. But while they devote their 
lives to the work to which they are appointed, it 
doss not excuse the other part of the member- 
ship,— the laity,— who are not yet given any defi- 
nite appointment to a particular field, or position, 
or occupation, from helping to bear the burdens. 
Purist says, " Bear ye one another's burdens," and. 
111 Hold us accountable for all the talents and 
means given us, whether the church has desig- 
nated a particular field of labor for us or not. 

Jesus said, "Go," "preach," "teach." We 
need not wait for the brethren to say tho same 
ihing over again before we Btart. If we show a 
willingness to obey, by using our talent and 
means in hiB service, as we have opportunity, it 
will help the brethren to recognize the talent and 
appoint us to such positions as we are qualified to 
fill. If we never do anything but plow, or drive 
nails, or wash dishes, or knit stockings, how are 
the brethren to know that we have a talent for 
anything else? Though the above occupations 
are useful and not to be cast aside, yefc we need 
not all devote onr whole lives to them. The Lord 
gave to some two talents, and to some jive. 
Think you that he will excuse us for burying a 
part of them? 

But while we have not all the same gifts, all 
are not prophets, and all are not teachers nor 
workers of miraoles, yet every soul that can talk, 
can witness for Jesus by spoken words, and it ia 
just as easy to speak to a neighbor of heaven- 
ly things (if we have knowledge of such things, 
aud he is willing to give us such knowledge) as 
it ia to epaak of earthly affairs. It is juBt as easy 
to read the Bible, as it is to read Shakespeare, 
and j uBt as eaay to speak of Jesus, as it is to talk 
about Columbus or the future President, govern- 
or or town clerk. It is just as easy to talk of 
spiritual things, aa of the latest neighborhood 
gossip. 

It does not matter whether we be in a meet- 
inghouse, called a chnrch, in a private house, or 
on the street, in the garden, or in a grocery 
store,— whether in the pnlpit, in the kitchen, 
shop, or field,— our daily life as seen and ex- 
pressed in words and actions, will witness, ei- 
ther for Jeans or against him. Jesus says, " By 
thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy 



words thou shalt be condemned." Matt 12: 
35-87. 

Bat how shall the lay-member "preaoh" 
or"teaoh?" We have 6een that it ia by "daily 
life," daily words and actions everywhere, ThiB 
also tells us when to preach. But there are too 
many ways to enumerate. One is to bear each 
other's burdens as members of a family. Let the 
Christian husband help hia wife to care for the 
ohildren, and to perform the homely dnties of 
everyday life. Let the Christian wife help her 
husband. Let children help their parenta and 
each other, in every way possible. Let neigh- 
bors be always helpful and kind, offering a hand 
of helpfulness whenever needed,— not txaoting 
pay, but helping for love's sake. Let every 
Christian show the spirit of peace, by abstaining 
from anger, malice, hatred, etc Let all nee their 
voioee to the glory of Christ, not only in common 
conversation, but in singing apiritnal songs. 

The service of song has a wonderful iDflnenco 
over men's aud women's souls. Many, many a 
soul has been led to Christ by the singing of a 
fcymi. Millions or weary souls have been re- 
vived, cheered, -strengthened, encouraged and 
helped by heaving a hymn sung, and while we 
talk for Jesus, aud work for Jems, and sing, for 
Jesus, let us not forget to pray. Panl says, 
" Pray without ceasing " Again he says, " Take 
the helmet of salvation, and the Sword of the 
Spirit, which is the Word of God: praying al- 
ways with all prayer and supplication in the 
Spirit, and watching thereunto with all persever- 
ance aud supplication for all saints." Eph. 6: 17, 
18. Please read verses 10 to 21 Jesus also said, 
" Watch and pray, tb-t ye enter not into tempta- 
tion," Matt 2G: 41, and " Whatsoever ye sla'l aBk 
in my name that will I do, that the Father may 
be glorified in the Son." John 14: 13, 14, 15. 
Prayer ia the miraculous power of God through 
ub, or in us. Prayer is the secret of success. If 
we depend upon our own abilities, we shall always 
fail, but he that putteth his trust in the Lord 
shall be safe— shall bB made fat (Prov. 28: 25 
and 29: 25), for tho Lord is the Savior and Bhield 
of them that put their trust in him. Prov. 30: 6. 
We can well afford to trust in him who so loved 
us that he apared not hie own Son, bnt delivered 
him np to be crucified for us, that we might not 
periab, but through him find eternal life. So let 
ns all go forth in the strength of the Lord, having 
our feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel 
of peaoe, doing his will,— saving souls. 



for fellow-beings, not beoause of any special good 
they have or can render him, but beoause of his 
relation to them, and because of their common re- 
lation to God. His love asserts itself. It reaohes 
ont with kindly feeling that will not be stifled. It 
is a bearer of good, and this cilice has a nearness 
to God and an assurance of his approbation, that 
bring to it abundant reward. 

The Christ-life is further characterized by sacri- 
fice. Christendom is aocuttomed to give Christ 
something of its abundance, and to work for him 
when it is at leisure and when work is thrust upon 
it. But the life that is Ohriated follows the ex- 
ample of Christ and makes sacrifice a reality. It 
looks about for objects upon which to bestow 
benefits. It is replete with wisdom, judioious in 
CDnnsel. In ita self-forgetfnlne«s its sacrifice is 
unmeasured. Well, it may be; God keeps a care- 
ful account. Sacrifice for the sake of sacrifice is 
valueless, bnt when done for Christ it is pleasing 
to him. * 

Love from the Infinite Fountain dwelling in 
man and shaping hia being leads him to a full use 
of all his powers in the service of Ohriat tofellow- 
oreatnres. Service, prompted by love and leading 
to much snorifioe is acceptable (o God, and is suc- 
cessful in honoring hia name among men. Unit- 
ing service has numerous recommendations, 
This alone, that it is a characteristic of theOhrist- 
liEe, makes it a vary desirable trait of charaoter. 
Though wearied to exhaustion, Jesus waB never 
deaf to a needy suppliant. The Olmsted Bonl, in- 
habiting a ooneeorated body, allows no exertion of 
energy that will not minister to the comfort or 
betterment of some one. The world is full of 
need, aud to supply this, is the great work of 
Christiana, aa representatives of Christ himself. 
There may be many modern advantages which the 
Christian can not have, but the indwelling o£ 
Christ will be found a satisfactory compensation, 
and an efficient aid and incentive to successful 
service. 

The Christ- life is essentially disinterested in 
the nature of its service. There can be found no 
better example of gracious service, with no thought 
of self or hope of reward, than is seen in onr Sa- 
vior, aud the more we make his lifeoure the more 
we Bhall seek, not oaoh one his own, bnt each one 
his neighbor's good. 
2029 N. 13th St, Philadelphia, Pa. 



THE NATURE OF THE CHRIST-LIFE. 



BY SALOME S MYERS. 

Dibtikot forms of existence have distinguish- 
ing characteristics. TheBe characteristics are to 
be found in the Christ-life,— and because we have 
a description of a perfect pattern, it is well for ne, 
as Christians, occasionally to measure cursives 
by the pattern, thai we may know if our Christian 
stature is iu proportion to onr age. 

As important to the Chritt life as the corner- 
stone to a building iB the characteristic of love. 
It has ita source in Heaven, when God so loved 
the world that he gave hie Son for its redemption. 
That waa an unwavering love, too dec-p and strong 
to allow any variations in common with changing 
circumstances. Purposed from the fall or from 
the beginning, God's love to man continued 
through centuries of man's negligence, fagetfol- 
ness, and disobedience, till the time of its grand 
manifestation in Jesua, and althongh man failed 
to recognize 'aim, God continued to love. 

This divine love is imitated in him who lives 
the Christ-life. He has a high and holy regard 



Tho Cospel pea»eng«» 



Is the recognised organ of the German Baptist or Brethren's church, 
and advocates the form ol doctrine taught In the New Testament and 
pleads for a return to apostolic and primitive Christianity. 

It recognizes the New Testament as the only Infallible rule ol laltb and 
practice, and maintains that Faith toward God, Repentance from dead 
works, Regeneration of the heart and mind, baptism by Trine Immersion 
for remission of sins unto the reception ot the Holy Ghost by the laying 
on ol hands, are the means of adoption Into the household of God— the 
church militant. 

It also maintains that Feet-washing, aa taught In John li, both by ex- 
ample and command of Jesus, should be observed in tho church. 

That the Lord's Supper, instituted by Christ and as universally ob- 
:,.rved by the apostles and the early Christians, Is a lull meal, and, tn 
connection with the Communion, should be taken in the evening or after 
the cloae of the day. 

That the Salutation of the Holy Kiss, or Kiss ol Charit7, Is binding 
utonthefollowersof Christ. 

That War and Retaliation are contrary to the spirit and self-denying 
prtaclplea ol the religion ol Jesus Christ. 

That the p-inclp!e of PUln Dressing and ol Non-conformity to the 
world, as taught In the New Testament, should be observed by the fol- 
lowers :i:: 

Setlptara] duty of Anointing the Sick with Oft, In the Name 
;- ra. 1= binding upon all Christians, 
t also advocates the church's duty to support Missionary and Tract 
^vlng to the Lord lor the spread ol the Gospel and lor the 
conversion ol sinners. 

In short, It Is a vindicator olal! that Christ and the apostles have en- 
'olned upon us, and alms, amid the conflicting theories and discords ol 
modern Christendom, to point oat ground that all must concede to be tn- 
EaUIblyaafe, 



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THE GOSPEL MESSENGER 



February 6, 1894 



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February 6 1894. 



Bro. Henri Bbdbakeb, by the help of the home 
ministers, recently conducted a series of meetings 
in the East McPhersou, Kane., chnrch with good 
interest. 

Some are atill sending in reports oE meetings 
held last October. News of that kind is too old 
to te interesting. Let ns have early reports and 
plenty of them. 

A SERIES of meetings reoently held in the Wal- 
nut Creek chnrch, Mo,, resulted in fonrteen ac 
ci a jions to the church. The meetings were held in 
a Bohoolhonse and lasted five weeks. 

Bro. A. 8. Gulp has arranged to hold regular 
servioes for the Brethren near Hodgensville, Ky. 
He will enter upon the work next spring. We 
wish more of our preachers could be induced to 
open up mission posts in Kentucky. We ought 
to have hundreds of members in that State. 



The first number of the Brethren's Missionary 
Visitor is on our deak. It is full of valuable in- 
formation pertaining to missionary work. It is 
not necessary for na to aay much concerning it, as 
a sample copy ia being mailed to eaoh of the sub- 
scribers of the Messenger. All subscriptions 
should be addressed to Galen B. Eoyer, Secretary 
of the General Mission Board, at Mt Morris, 111. 

Everybody Bhould write his name and address 
on the upper left hand corner of the envelope be- 
fore mailing his letter. This week we received 
an interesting piece of correspondence to which 
the writer forgot to put his name. But his name 
happened to be on the envelope. Had it not 
been for that, hie communication would have 
gone into the waste-basket, bnt now it is in this 
issue, and makes interesting reading. Then we get 
many letters minus the writer's name. Were the 
writers in the habit of placing their name on the 
envelopes, as suggested, every communication 
could be easily identified, even if people would 
forget to sign their names. It is said that the 
great Gladstone of England never fails to in- 
scribe his name on the upper left-hand corner of 
each envelope he sends out. 



r It is said that in Chicago the Mayor, the Chief 
of Police, the Chief of the Fire Department, the 
Postmaster, the States Attorney, the Clerks of 
the Cirouit, Superior, and Probate Courts, forty- 
five AldermeD, 90 per cent of the police, 80 per 
cent of the firemen, and 67 per cent of the school- 
teachers are members of the Catholic chnrch. 
From this it may be seen what religious body is 
ibeing favored. 

"The Brethren in Chicago, have just closed an- 
other series of meetings with six more applicants 
for membership, three of whom have already 
been baptized. This makes fourteen in all that 
have been added to the chnroh during the last 
few weeks. Bro. Charles Gibson was with the 
chnroh over last Sunday, and did some very ac- 
ceptable preaching. The rest of the preaching 
was done by Bro. W. R. Miller, who would like 
to have continued the meetings louger, but other 
duties did not permit. 

r The fair name of Florida waa disgraced a few 
daye ago by a brutal prize-fyht at Jacksonville, 
between Oorbett and Mitchell, at whioh there 
were ten thousand witnesses. The fight took 
place in defiance of law, decency, and the protest 
of the better class of citizens, among whom was 
the Governor. It is claimed that the perform- 
ance brought money into the State that will 
prove a great help to many enterprises. But it 
brought with it more curses than dollars, and left 
on the 8'afce a stain that will require years to 
wipe out, to aay nothing of the seeds of crime 
planted in the hearts of the lawless. 



. THE WOBDINQ OF THE COMMISSION. -^. 

r t> 

A man recently aaked one of our ministers, 
" Why is not the commission, given in Matt. 18: 
19, so worded as to teach trine immersion plain-" 
ly, if that was the mode of baptism that the Sav- 
ior intended to eDJoin upon his followers?" The 
question is a fair one, and deeervea a candid an- 
swer. 

This commission, or baptismal formula, teaches 
trice immersion so clearly, that no other form of 
immersion was used in any of the congregations 
established by tho apostles, till more than five 
hundred years after the death of Christ. Church 
historians have transmitted to us accounts of the 
form of baptism practiced in a number of these 
congregations, and in not one instance do they 
mention single immersion. 

This formula was first written in the Greek 
language, and in that language the New Testa- 
ment was first given to the world. Among those 
who spoke and read this language, hundreds of 
ohurches were organizad during the early centu- 
ries of the Christian era, They had the New 
Testament in their own mother tongue, and 
among some of the churches were the very manu- 
scripts written by the apostles themselves. All 
the services were oonducted in the Greek lan- 
guage. These people understood that the Greek 
baptismal formula taught trine immersion so 
plainly, that they all, without one known excep- 
tion, practiced the threefold immersion. Many 
of these Greek-speaking churches continue to 
this day, and invariably practice the trine immer- 
sion. In raot, trine immersion now is, and always 
has been, the form of baptism among the Greek- 
speaking ohurches of the world. 

It was in the WeBt, among the Latin churches, 

that the idea of practicing single immersion, by 

the authority of the formula, first originated, 

and westward has the error spread, bnt not to 

I this day has it succeeded in getting a foothold 



among the Greek-speaking ohurches of the East 
Single immersion would probably never have se. 
cured a stronghold in any part of the West, had 
it not been for the decree of Pope Gregory, of 
the Catholic Church, in theyiar 633 A. D., at 
which time it was decided that single immersion 
should be regarded as valid baptism. Even with 
this deoiea in its favor, it did not become general 
in the West till after the Reformation. A formn. 
la which teaches trine immersion so dearly that 
the whole Christian world, with but few exoep. 
tions, should practice that method for nearly 
1,500 years, ought to be plain enough for any 
people or age. The simple fact that the Greek, 
speaking people of the world still continue the 
practice of trine immersion, is an argument of 
itself that should outweigh the testimony of 
all Western scholars, even if their scholarship 
should lead them to the oontrary view. Add to 
thia another fac^, viz., that a very large majority 
of Christendom has always interpreted the bap. 
tismal formula in favor of the threefold action, 
and that millions of Christians still observe that 
practice, and we have another argument that 
should carry with it gi'6at weight. 

To these we add another great conBideraticn 
that cannot be accounted for only on the ground 
that the threefold immersion waB the original 
mode. We refer to the well-known fact, that trine 
immersion always has been regarded as valid bap. 
tiam among all the leading denominations of Chris- 
tendom. It is the only mode of baptism known 
to historians, whose validity is unchallenged, 
Not so with sprinkling, pouring, or single immer- 
sion. Their validity has been questioned ever 
since they came into use. To-day there are mill- 
ions upon millions or unrietlaitB-viio-iriil aarl'eB-' 
dorse either of them. The single action in bap- 
tism stands challenged before the world by the 
millions of Greeks who certainly ought to under- 
stand their own language. It stands challenged 
by the united practice of all ancient Christendom 
irrespective of name or creed. Wise is the man 
who endorses the mode that is unchallenged. 

J. H. M. 



r 



YOUNG PEOPLES MEETING. 



The young members of this congregation, have recently 
opened a Young People's Meeting, consisting of singing, 
prayer, Scripture reading, etc., also Scriptural questions for 
debate. The meeting Is open for every person who wishes 
to take part, the same as the Sabbath school. There seems 
to be quite a difference of opinion In regard to this meeting, 
whether It should be tolerated or not. Some of the older 
members are opposing It, and yet cannot give a reason for 
so doing. We feel It our duty to place the question before 
the General Brotherhood for some one to give us a little light 
upon the subject. Building upon the words of James i : 22- 
25, are we justified In continuing? John Lbckronb. 

We fear that these young people may be mak- 
ing this mistake. They are probably members of 
the church, and have organized a Young People's 
Meeting as a religious institution, and then turn 
it into a ssmi-literary society. No one has a 
right to object to a literary society that is con- 
ducted in keeping with the religion we profess. 
Bat there are grave reasons why our meetings for 
members should not be of a semi-literary charac- 
ter. We see nothing wrong in .young people 
coming together for intellectual and moral im- 
provement, but to turn their religious meeting* 
into literary entertainments, tends to destroy the 
sacredness that should characterize all religious 
gatherings. To our mind miscellaneous debates 
are wholly unbecoming religious meetings intend- 
ed for the edification of saints. Debates may be 



February 6, 1894. 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER 



sanctioned as a means of defending the tiuth, bnt 
ahonld not be tolerated in a religions meeting 
merely for the praotioe they may afford, and the 
entertainment they may give to the mixed crowd. 
The blending of the things of the world with the 
worship of the saints is a very unfortunate blend- 
ing. 

We advise our young people to keep their 
meetings purely religions, and do nothing in 
them to wound the feelings of their fathers and 
mothers in Israel. James 1: 22-25 does not ap- 
ply to meetings like the ones referred to, but the 
-f31Iowing~Seriptures do: "Let us not therefore 
judge one another any more; but judge this rath- 
er, that no man put a stumblingblook or an occa- 
sion to fall in his brother's way. Bnt if thy 
brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest 
thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy 
meat, for whom Christ died. Let us therefore 
follow after the things which make for peace, and 
things wherewith one may edify another. It is 
good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor 
anything whereby thy brother stnmbleth, or is 
offended, or is made weak." Rom. 14: 13, 15, 
19, 21. 

It will be wise for all of our people to follow 
after the things that make for peace. Whatever 
religions meetings we have, whether they be for 
the yonng, the old, or for the children, let them 
be subject to the regulations of the church. No 
one is likely to file a complaint against our 
yonng people's meeting for singing, prayer and 
religious instruction, but the turning of these 
meetings into semi-literary, or semi-worldly en- 
tertainments, gives grounds for serious objec 
tions. Our Sunday, schools, prayer meetings, as 
well as our children b meetings, are subject to the 
councils of the chnrch, and where young people's 
meetings are held, let these, too, be conducted in 
harmony with the wishes of the church. We do 
not say these things to discourage young people 
in the least, but desire to enoourage them to al- 
ways respect the judgment and feelings of the 
older members who so earnestly and rightly de- 
sire to see the chnrch kept free from the institu- 
tions and ways that have so greatly crippled some 
other religious bodies. Let us avoid the ways of 
the world as much as possible! We are not of 
the world, and should therefore not fall into ways 
that are at least semi-worldly. J. H. m. 



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the cash. The first volume will be sent just as 
soon as printed, which will be about the 1st of 
April. The second voiome will be sent as soon as 
completad. We would like to receive as many 
advance orders as possible, as all the money re- 
ceived will be turned over to Bro. Teeter for the 
purpose of defraying the expenses of bringing out 
the work. It is costiDg him considerable money, 
to say nothing of the four years' hard labor devoted 
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When sending in orders give your expreaB as 
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NEW TESTAMENT COMMENTARY. 



We are now prepared to book orders for Bro. 
Teeter's "New Testament Commentary." The 
work will appear in two large volumes of about 
six hundred pages each. The first volume will be 
ready for delivery about the first of April, and 
the second volume several weeks later. The 
publication will contain the entire text of the 
New Testament, both the Common and Revised 
Versions, with references and marginal readings. 
It will also contain maps of Bible Lands, and a 
well-prepared Gazetteer, giving the meaning and 
pronunciation of the proper names found in the 
New Testament. The comments on the text are 
brief, yet dear and to the point. The author has 
an easy and honest way of explaining the Scrip- 
tures. His style will commend itself to thinking 
people. 

This Commentary will fill a long-felt want in 
our Brotherhood, and should be in the hands of 
all our people; especially should every minister 
have a oopy. The price of the work, in cloth, two 



THE PLACE FOB MISSIONARY WORK. 

"Why neglect the mil Ions of people In the South, black 
and white, and talk so much about going to India and Africa, 
where It will cost more to sustain one man and wife, than to 
support tlx missionaries In any of the southern States? " A 
pertinent query. Who will deny It? Do the people we call 
heathen, In India and Africa, stand more In need of the sav- 
ing grace of Christ, than our own benighted unsaved millions 
in our civilized Ameilca? Ought not charity begin at home? 
What an Incongruity It would 6eem to us, If a neighbor of 
ours had hundreds of acres to cultivate, and crops to harvest 
at home, but would negect all of It, and travel thousands of 
miles to some foreign land and commence farming there on 
a small scale! Such a man perhap3 would, by tome people, 
be considered unwise. 

We need not go so far to sow the good seed. The harvest 
Is abundant all around us, and the laborers so/eiv/ From 
every quarter the cry Is heard: "Come over and help us." 
"We have no preschlng only what we receive from the 
Messenger." Such calls do not come from Africa. One 
of the rulers sends this message, " Send no more missionaries, 
for since missionaries came, New England rum comes so 
freely, which is but a ruination of our people." 

Why not send those, who are waiting for the order to go to 
India, to the walling multitudes of the Southern and Western 
States, where they can accomplish a hundredfold more than 
In India or Africa? John Reiff. 

Since a number of our people hold to the views 
expressed above, our brother Reiff will please 
pardon us for following his short article with a 
few remarks, not for the purpose of controversy, 
but with the view of calling attention to a few 
points that are sometimes overlooked, 

When the Danish Mission was started the cry 
was: "Why spend money to send preachers to 
Denmark when we have so much uncultivated 
territory here in our own country?" The fact of 
the matter was, that the uncultivated territory 
had been here for generations, and very little was 
being done,— comparatively nothing. But just as 
soon as the Danish Mission got under headway, 
the home missionary spirit began to develop, and 
now we have the result. This spirit has in- 
creased over 500 per cant in our Brotherhood 
during the last fifteen years, and yet the greater 
part of the uncultivated territory in the United 
States is untouched by any of our missionaries. 

Missionaries are being pushed out into the ter- 
ritory as fast as the money can be raised for that 
purpose, and as fast as men can be found adapted 



to that kind of work. While the sentiment 
among onr people, in favor of home missionary 
work, is growing, still it is nothing like what it 
ought to be. Every State District in our Broth- 
erhood ought to have not leas than one good 
evangelist devoting his whole time and attention 
to preachiog the Gospel and building np churoh- 
63 iu isolated places. This would mean about 
thirty preaohers Bteadily engaged in the great 
unoccupied territory in our own oonutry. Iu ad- 
dition to this, the General Mission Beard ought 
to have as many more preachers iu the great 
fields to be found in the South and West. All of 
this can bo done whenever our churches will fol- 
low the suggestions of the Auuual Meeting, and 
raise, on an avera B - ~f fifty cents per member 
e»ch year, for missionary purposes. If all those 
who are in real earnest about home missionary 
labor will go to work along Ihia line, and develop 
a strong sentiment in its suppoit, they will be as- 
tonished inside of a few years at the amount of 
good that will be accompliahed. 

Instead of opposing Foreign Missionary under- 
takings, they want to exert all thoir influence in 
support of the home enterprise. In the South 
are to be found hundreds of openings, and we are 
exceedingly anxious to see a score or more ear- 
neat workers placed in that part of our uneoou- 
pied territory. And we assure our readers that 
the men will be placed there whenever onr Gen- 
eral Mi8sion Board has, at Kb disposal, the means 
for that purpose. 

And while it is our duty to do a great deal of 
missionary work in America, it is also our duty to 
do at least a little in foreign lands. Centuries 
ago all our ancestors were heathen, in an uncivil- 
ized state. Missionaries, with the Gospel in 
hand, oame among them, planted the seeds of 
truth, as well as the principles of civilization, and 
what you now see of the Caucasian race is the re- 
sult. And now, since our ancestors were thus 
started on the road to civilization, we ought 
not to be so ungrateful as to refose to do at least 
a little something in the way of starting others on 
the same road to success. 

While it would not be considered wise for a 
successful farmer to leave his well-improved farm 
and go to a distant land to engage in farming for 
profit, even on a small scale, and under great dis- 
advantages, yet, if he could leave hia farm to the 
care of others, equally well skilled in farming, 
and go to a new country, where the people know 
nothing about our improved method of farming, 
for the purpose of teaching them how to cultivate 
their soil, and develop their country, future gen- 
erations would rise up and call him blessed. 
Just so it will be with thoae who go to heathen 
lands, and assist in starting the people on the 
road that leads up to civilization and Christianity. 
Our people cannot go back on the India Mis- 
sion movement. Behind it are memi-ers who 
give their money for its support, and are willing 
to give an equal amount to support missionaries 
in the fields at home. This mission need not in- 
terfere with our home enterprises in the least. 
We can keep four workers in India, and two score 
in America if we will get in real earnest about it. 
Let every State District agitate the question of 
doing more work in her own fields, and then let 
every congregation, as well as every member, be- 
come thoroughly aroused on the subject of home 
missionary work, and something will be done to 
the salvation of souls in our own country, as well 
as elsewhere. J - H - M> 



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February 6, 1H94. 



The Christian Advocate says: "A Charity 
Ball was proposed in Kuoxvilie, Tennessee. The 
pastors of the principal evangelical churches ob- 
jected, and of course Dr. H. D. Moore and Dr. 
Frank Bichardeon, pastors of the chief syna- 
gogues in that city, were among the leaders of the 
opposition. The Committee of Arrangements — 
all " honorable men " and many of them obnrch 
members— accused the preachers of narrowness, 
and asserted that the Episcopal church counte- 
nanced dancing. The committee proposed that if 
the pastors and their churches would agree to 
raise $1,000 for the poor of the city, the same to 
be disbursed by associated charities, they would 
agree to abandon the charity ball and add a like 
sum to this fund. Inaido of the forenoon follow- 
ing, the Protestant ministers of the city met, ac- 
cepted the proposition and raised the required 
Bum of money. Bo the ball was put a stop to and 
probably four times the amount that would have 
been raised by that exceedingly questionable 
method was added to the city's relief fund." 
These churches are to be commended for the 
stand taken in reference to the ball. If the 
churches of onr land would take a like stand 
against all the evils of the day, tho world would 
at times be puzzled as well as frustrated in her 
attempt to carry out evil plana. 



THE BACKWARD ACTION IN BAPTISM. 



One of our readers in Wisconsin, writes of an 
earnest seeker after the truth, who has become 
convinced that trine immersion is the baptism 
taught in the Scriptures, but thinks that it should 
be performed backwards. We are requested to 
offer a few remarks on this point. 

It should be remembered that backward im- 
mersion ia modern. It is not yet four hundred 
years old, not being half as old as either sprink- 
ling or pouring. It has no claim whatever to 
apostolio origin. It might be well to let those who 
practice it tell of its origin. We qnote first from 
Robinson, a learned Baptist historian. In his 
History oj Baptism he pays: 

"The first English Baptists, when they read the phrase 
buried In baptism, Instantly thought of English bur'al, and 
therefore baptized by laying the body In the form of burying 
In thelrown country; but they might liave observed that Paul 
wrote to Romans, and that Roir.ans did not buiy, but burn, 
the dead, and burled nothing of the dead but their ashes; so 
thai no fair reasoning on the form of baptizing can be drawn 
from the mode of burying the dead In England." (Pp. 500, 
50i.) 

We next quote from Mr. Judson, the noted 
Baptist missionary. He is the author of a very 
able work on baptism that has been widely cir- 
culated. We give the following: 

" Immersion, however, maintained Its ground until the 
middle of the seventeenth century, when the Westminster As- 
sembly of Divines voted, by a maprlty of one, that Immer- 
sion and sprinkling were Indifferent. Previous to that period 
the Baptists had formed churches In different parts of the 
country; and having alwajs seen Infants, when baptized, 
taken In the hands of the administrator, snd laid under the 
water, In the baptismal fount, and not having much, if any, 
communication with the Baptists on the continent, they 
thought, of course, that a candidate for baptism, though a 
grown person, should be treated in the same manner, and laid 
backward under the water. They were probably confirmed 
In this idea by the phrase, ' burltd In baptism.' The conse- 
quence has been that all the Baptists in the world, who have 
sprung from the English Baptists, have practiced the back- 
ward posture. But from the beginning it was not so. In the 
Apostolic times, the administrator placed his right hand on 
the head of the candidate, who then, under the pressure oi 
the administrator's hand, bowed forward, aided by that genu- 
flection which Instinctively comes to one's aid, when attempt- 
ing to bow In the practice, until his head was submerged, and 
rose by his own effort. This appears from the figures sculp- 
tured In bronze and mosaic work, on the wa'ls of the ancient 
baptisteries of Italy and Constantinople. Those figures rep- 
resent John, the Baptist, leaning towards the river; his right 



hand en the head of the Savior, as If pressing him down into 
the water, while the Savior Is about to bow down under the 
pressure of the hand of John. 

"The same Is evident from the practice of the Greek, the 
Armenian, in J all the Oriental churches, who have not, like 
Christians of countries, once overspread with the Roman 
Catholic heresy, exchanged immersion for sprinkling. All 
these Oriental churches practice Immersion to the present 
day, and regard no other application of water as valid bap- 
tism. And in case of adults, they uniformly baptize by bow- 
ing forward under the vater." — 'Judson on Christian Daj-thm. 
Page* us, 113. 

After c tiering eome apology in behalf of his 
brethren and otberp, who nee the backward pos- 
tnra, he conclndes his work thus: 

"As, however, the evldeme Is decidedly In favor of the 
position, that the Lord Jesu3 was baptized by bowing forward 
under the hand of John, and as some Individuals may prefer 
following, as near as possible, the footsteps of thtir Lord, I 
am sure, thai all true Baptists will cordially and afftct'onally 
respond, We give others the same liberty which we claim 
for ourselves; let them be gratified." — Pages //j, 116. 

Anyone who will take the trouble to exarnirje 
the hymn books used by those who hold to back- 
ward immersion, may be a little surprised to learn 
that many of the hymns speak of "bowing" in 
baptism, etc. Bowing here refers to the forward 
action. For one hundred years some of the de- 
nominations have had the truth in their songs but 
not in their baptism. They should either change 
their songs or their posture in baptism. 

Baptism is an act of obedience. The Lord cer- 
tainly never intended that an act of obedience 
should be performed backward. 

In 1 Cor. 10: 2 we are taught that the children 
of Israel passing through the Bed Sea is a figuie 
of Christian baptism. Since they went through 
the sea forward, the type is wholly in favor of 
the forward posture in baptism. 

In 1 Pet. 3: 21 we read that the salvation' of 
Noah and hie family in the ark is a "like fignre 
wherennto oven baptism doth also now save us." 
Noah and hia family certainly did not enter the 
ark backward. 

All the evidence we have yet seen is decidedly 
in favor of the forward posture in baptism. And 
since the backward posture is admitted to be of 
modern origin it is surely not according to the 
pattern given by Jesus to his disciples, and should 
be abandoned. j. h m 



BREVITY IN WRITING. 



without padding or flourish, who know what is 
purely of personal or local interest, and what is 
of interest to the general public, they would prob- 
ably study to be brief more than they do." 

It will be well to bear in mind that it requires 
more work and ability to write a well-arranged 
short article than a long one. 



Editorial Brevities. 



Mucb faultfinding will drive love out of the 
heart. 

Jesus would never think of looking in a saloon 
for one of his jewels. 

The follower of Christ must be like his Master, 
and not like the world. 



No one will ever reach heaven without making 
a special effort to do so. 



To make life a sneceaa, Chrislians mest live on 
a higher plane than the world. 



He who conforms to the ways of the world has 
on and about him some of the spots of the world. 



Tbiing to "keep in fashion" will keep more 
people out of heaven than all the infidel books 
combined, 

There is something wrong with the woman who 
puts her religion under a bushel when Bhe goes 
into society. 

A man can go down to hell without making any 

special effort to get there. Just doing nothing 
will take him there. 



The editor of one of our most valuable religious 
exchanges relates en experience that is common 
to newspapers generally. 

"Speaking of the editor's mail, one of the most 
frequent causes of complaint is the treatment 
which the writers' articles have received. They 
have either been delayed too long, or cut down, 
or rejeoted, As to the delay, we receive matter 
every week after we have closed the paper, with 
the request that it be inserted ' in your next num- 
ber.' We receive twice as much matter as ice can 
publish. If our correspondents would only le- 
member that, they would surely be more patient 
about delay in the publication of their articlea. 
They wonld also write more briefly. Whenever 
we receive a long, rambling letter of three or four 
pages, for publication, containing a very few 
grains of news that will interest the public, we 
may esteem the writer very highly as a Christian, 
bnt we know at once that he has no conception of 
the value of onr space, and of the pressure that is 
made on onr columns each week. We are com- 
pelled to out down his manuscript, or throw it in 
the waste-basket. If all our correspondents knew 
what blessings are pronounced in this office en the 
heads of those who say what they have to say 



Satan, in the garden, made the first comment 
ever offered concerning the word of the Lord, an^ 
he pTirposely got it wrong. 

He who feaats upon the manna that is from 
above will have his thoughts, as well as hia ac- 
tions, elevated above the things of this world. 

While Satan may not be talking to ub through 
the serpent theBe days, he is, nevertheless, work- 
ing through some other instrumentality. 

The man who is honest all through will take as 
much pleasure in paying for the newspaper he 
reads as he does in paying his grocery bills. 



To be ashamed of Jeans and his Word in the 
presence of the world, is as much out of reason as 
if the moon should become ashamed of the sun. 

Seven preachers behind the table at one meet- 
ing does not harmonize with the Scripture which 
aays, " The harveBt is great bnt the laborers are. 
few." 

The man who will not depart from the evil 
ways of the world in this life, will not have a 
chance to separate himself from the worldly peo- 
ple in the life that is to come. 

Madam Fashion kills more people than whis- 
key, and yet there are thousands of professing 
Christians who are more caref al to obey her man- 
dates than the God of heaven. 

If you cannot talk well enough to lay the troth 
properly before your unconverted friend, give 
him a good tract to read. That will do all the 
talking and make him do all the listening. 

Too many ministers, these days, ht*ve little or 
nothing to Bay of hell. To them the word seems 
rather harsh, and grateB upon the overly-refined 
ear. But there ia a hell, nevertheless, and the 
day ia coming when some of the overly-sensitive 
persona will doubtlege realize it to their Borrow. 



[x does not always take a great man to do a 
jat thing, bnt it does require one who is devout, 
a \\y consecrated, — that God may work with and 
■ongh him in the accomplishment of hia work. 

Most women think had they been in Eve's 

tee, they would not have listened to the tempt- 

"Wellj the tempter is deceiving many of them 

Bt as badly aa he deceived our first mother in 



binary 6, 1894. 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER. 



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[y we do not teach otir children to Bing the 
of Zion, we may rest assured that others 
ifteaoh them to sing the soDgs of the world. 
ng they mnst, and if we do not succeed in get- 
ig them to do that which is right, otherB will 
ince them to do that which is wrong. 



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Motes from Our Correspondents. 



J rold water to a thlraty soul, so is good newfl from a far couotry." 

ena, Ind. — Bro. David Dilling, from Mon- 
'ello, Ind., oame to our place Jan. 13, and cont- 
ended a series of meetings. He preaohed ten 
rmons in all. One dear sonl was made to come 
> on the Lord's side. Others were made to feel 
&t all was not well with them.— John H. Mourer, 
>°'»o.nd,Ind,Jan,22. 



Dos Palos, Gal. — As a result of my summer's ] 
preaching, twioe a month, in this isolated place, 
one dear soul was baptized Dec. 31, 1893. Oth- 
ers are counting the cost. — A. Julius, Jan. 6. 

Golden Springs, Hebr.— In the report of our meet- 
ings from Decatur, Nebr., in MESSENOIit No. 2, I 
said, "resulting in three additions." It should 
have read, " one addition by baptism, and ono ap- 
plicant." — L. J. Redding, Jan. 19. 

Dorrance, Hans.— Bro. D. W. Btoner from Vesper, 
Kansas, came to us Dec. 16, and preached six 
sermons. He sowed solid Gospel seed while 
here, and we treat that it may have fallen on good, 
coltivated ground, and bear perfect fruit.— Daniel 
M. Shenk, Jan. 20. 

Blountville, Ohio. — The members of the Seneca 
churoh, Seneoa coouty, Ohio, decided at their re- 
cent connoil to hold a series of meetings at their 
chnrch-honae in the eastern end of their district, 
to commence Feb. 8, 1894 The preachiog is to 
ba done by the home ministry. — S. A. Walker, 
Jan. 22. 

Hont Serrat, Ho.— Bro. D. M Mohler, of Warrens- 
bn-^h, commenced a serieB of meetings at Victory 
Plains schoolhouue Dec. 9, in the western part of 
tho Walnut Creek congregation, continuing five 
weeks. The interest was gocd during the entire 
meetiDg. Fourteen dear ones made the good con- 
fession and were baptized, and others, we feel, re- 
ceived lasting impressions. — Lillie Maxwell, 
Jan. 17. 

Burr Oak, Ind. — Bro Joseph Hanawalt, of Iowa, 
was here on a visit to his wife's father, Eld. Jacob 
Bhively, and gave us four excellent sermons, 
which were very much appreciated. The interest 
and attention were good. The Salem ohurch 
seems to be spiritually revived. Bro. Hanawalt 
returned borne Jan. 16 Oome again, dear brother. 
Eld. Jacob Shively's health is better than it has 
been for some time. — Joseph Burns, Jan. 23. 

Iowa Biver, Iowa.— Bro. George D. Zollers, of Mt. 
Carroll, 111., came to ua Jan, 4 and remained un- 
til Jan. 21. He first went to the brethren living 
ten miles north of the church, and preaohed for 
them in a schcolhouse where they have regular 
preaching. TheD, on the 15tb, he came to the old 
atone ohurch. There were no immediate resulls 
of his labors by baptism, bat all who attended 
those meetings erijoyed them. — Ellen Nicholson, 
Rockton, Iowa. 

Silver Creek, Ohio.— The members of this church 
commenced a protracted meeting on the evening 
of Jan. 13, and continued until the evening of the 
21st. The meetings were held in the Hickory 
Grove meeting-honse, We were somewhat dis- 
appointed in getting a strange minister; neverthe- 
less our home ministers entered into the work and 
labored efficiently. There were no immediate con- 
versions but the meetings closed with a good in- 
terest.— A. A. Throne, Pioneer, Ohio. 

Yellow Creek, Ind.— The series of meetings con- 
ducted by Bro. P. W. Stockman, held at our 
ohurch, dosed last Wednesday evening. Wo be- 
lieve God's presence was wonderfully manifested. 
TMrty-seven precious souls united with the 
churoh militant, in accordance with the Gospel 
plan, and we believe they have also united with 
the chnrch triumphant, spiritually, in their desire 
to make heaven their home when their earthly la- 
bors oease. One brother was reclaimed. Many 
more were seriously considering the all-important 
plan of redemption, and if onr dear brother could 
have continued his meetings some time longer, 
others would have made the good choice. But onr 
brother, being enfeebled by a severe cold on the 
lungs, had to close the meetings.— Irvin S. Burns, 
Wakaruaa, Ind, Jan. 22. 



Byndman, Pa.— Bro. Z Annon, of Thornton, W. 
Va , came to labor with us in a series of meetings. 
He continued these meetings until the evening of 
the 21st, preaching, in all, thirteen sermons. 
Five were reoeived by baptism, — one, a youDg 
lamb of thirteen summers, and an aged sister. 
Oihers have promised to oome in the near future. 
— Thomas Harden, Jan. 22. 

Owl Oreek, Ohio. — Bro. Qnincy Leokrone, from 
Ziontown, Ohio, commenoed a series of meetings 
Die. 24 at North Liberty. He preaohed, in all, 
thirteen sermous. The meetings grew in interest 
to the last. He certainly proved himself a good 
workman. One dear sister made the good confes- 
sion and was baptized on New Tear's Day. — L. S. 
Burger, North Liberty, Ohio. Jan. 2-1. 

Bockton, Iowa.— Jan. 4 Bro. Geo. D. Z oilers came 
to ns and commenoed to hold forth tho Word of 
Eternal Truth at a schoolhouse where we have 
been holding meetings Ho continued there un- 
til the eveniog of the 14th ; then he came to the 
chnrch house aud continued until Sunday even- 
ing, Jan. 21, when he preaohed his farewell Ber- 
mon. He gave us twenty-one sermons in all, und 
by request of the old soldiers, he preached at the 
Soldiers' Home on Saturday afternoon to an at- 
tentive audience. The members were encouraged 
and sinners warned, and entreated to come to 
Christ.—.!?. M. Wheeler, Jan. 23. 

Franklin Orovo, 111.— On last Sunday evening a one 
week's series of meetings was closed in this 
church. The meetings were mostly held in the 
Einmert church and were oondncted by Bro. 
Aaron Sollenberger, of Naperville. Although our 
brother is young in years and young in the min- 
istry, he declared the Word with much power and 
earnestness and considerable interest was mani- 
fested, although no direct results followed. We 
all regretted that he could not stay longer with 
u?. A few weeks ago one returned to the fold, 
who had strayed away many years ago, for which 
we thank the Lord.— D. B. Senger. 

Bnrkettsville, Did. — In a recent number of the 
Messenger. I noticed that onr meeting was cred- 
ited to Indiana. Dec. 14 Bro. 8. N. McCann com- 
menced a series of meetings in the Broud Run 
meetinghouse, near Bnrkittsville, Md , and closed 
on the 29th. He preached twenty-one sermons. 
His logical reasoning created quite an interest. 
Ab a result of the meetings there were seven ad- 
ditions by baptism, principally youug persons who 
thought it wise to commence work in the vineyard 
in early life. Others were impressed, bnt their 
principal excuse for not coming can be found in 
Aots 24; 25. We like Bro. McOann's mode of 
conducting a series of meetings, as all his labors, 
and the inducements held out to sinners are 
founded on the convincing truths of the Gospel. — 
David Ausherman, Jan. 22. 

Sugar Bldge, men.— Bro. Isaac Kairigh came tons 
Jan. 7 Bnd oontinued until this morning, preach- 
ing, in all, eighteen sermons. One dear soul come 
out on tho Lord's side and was buried with Christ 
by baptism, and arose to walk in newness of 
life. Others are near the kingdom. Muoh good 
seed was sown. We held our quarterly council on 
Saturday, Jan. 13. All that came before the meet- 
ing was soon disposed of. We partially organized 
our Sunday school. We have an evergreen 
school. We will complote the organization Jan. 28. 
The writer was chosen as Superintendent. We 
also will hold a Bible reading every Sunday even- 
ing. We have no resident minister here, this be- 
ing a mission post. We have meetings only every 
four weeks. We dedicated our new church house 
Jan 7, and had good congregations on that day 
and also during all of our meetings —Israel Fish. 
er, Custer, Mich., Jan. 22. 



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Bncfe Creee, Iod. — Jan. 11, Bro. A. G. OroeswhitB 
came to onr place to conduct a series of meetings, 
which he continued until the evening of Jan. 24, 
As an immediate result seven were received by 
baptism, and a young lady was restored to fellow- 
ship. All were young. — Dora Rhodes, Rogers- 
ville, Ind., Jan. 25. 

Ephrata, Pa.— Bro. H. 0. Early, of Virginia, is 
now in the midst of a series of meetings in 
Ephrata, with some applicants for baptism, and a 
good interest in the services. Meetings will con- 
tinue another week. We have hopes for much 
better results. Bro. Early is laboring hard, and 
we invoke God's ohoiceot blessing upon the work. 
— E. B. Lefever, Jan, 23. 

Falling Spring, Pa.— Bro. Albert Hollinger, of 
Huntadale, Pa., came to the Mount Zion ohurch 
Jan. 9, and remained with us until the 20tb, 
preaching twelve sermons. They were much ap- 
preciated by all who heard them. The attendance 
was good and the interest increased until the close 
oE the meetings. Four precious souls were re- 
ceived into the church by baptism. — Isaac Rid- 
„ dleaberger. 

Maxwell, Iowa.— Bro. B. M, Gonghenour came to 
us Jan. 14th, and remained till the evening of the 
22nd, preaching eleven discourses. He also 
anointed one of our aged brethren while hero. It 
was truly encouraging to have our elder with us, 
and be cheered by hie soul- stirring words. Good 
interest was manifest, One wandering bouI re- 
turned to the fold. May we all hear to the salva- 
tion of our Bonis.— G. W. Gibson, Jan. 25. 

Landess, Ind. — We closed a series of meetings on 
Sunday night, Jan. 21, Bro. Joseph Holder, of 
Anderson, Ind., came to us to assist our home 
minister in the work. They preached twenty- 
three sermons. One precious soul was added to 
our number by baptiBm. We think that if our 
Brethren could have continued longer, more good 
might have been accomplished. We hope that 
seed has been sown tbat will bring forth bounti- 
fully in the future. — Marcus JD. Moon, Jan. 26. 

East Hlmishillon, Ohio.— The Brethren commenced 
a series of meetings, Dec. 25, and closed on the 
evening of Jan. 8. Bro. Win. Dessenberg con- 
ducted the meetings. He labored faithfully. On 
account of bad roads, dark nights, and much sick- 
ness, the meetings were not so well attended as 
we expeoted. We were made to think that a 
great many were counting the cost. The mem- 
here 'were much built up. Jan. 9th the Brethren 
were called to the bedside of a sick woman, who 
requested baptism. Thie was attended to at once. 
Jan. 11 she requested that a Oommnuion service 
be held at her house. Her desire was complied 
with. Our dear sister is now getting better, and 
our prayer is that if the Good Lord will, she may 
again be restored and permitted to remain with 
her husband and little children. — D. F. Ebie. 



Bine Biver, Ind.— Bro. D. Wysong, of Nappanee, 
Ind., commenced preaching for us on the night of 
Dec. 23, and closed on the night of Jan. 8. He 
preached in all twenty-four sermons. While the 
sermons were short yet they were very interesting. 
The weather being bad most of the time, and roads 
not good, the congregations were not large, five 
preciouB souls were converted and baptized into 
Christ, to walk in newness of life. They were all 
young except one. Two are about twelve years 
old. On Sunday night, Jan. 27, a young wife 
came out. Her husband threatened to leave her 
if she were baptized. So, while we have rejoicing 
we also have sorrow. She was not baptized. The 
meetings should have continued longer, for there 
were others that were almost persuaded to go with 
us. As our brother was taken by La Grippe, the 
meetings had to cloae. — Levi Zumbrun, Jan. 25. 



Clear Creek, Ind.— Although it has been two 
weeks since our meetings closed, the good work is 
still going on. The seed that has been sown is 
bringing forth much good fruit. Last Thursday 
night, at our prayer meeting, four precious souls 
expressed a desire to unite with the church, and 
were baptized, making, in all, sixteen. On ac- 
count of Bro. Fisher being away, holding meet- 
ings, Bro. O. 0. Ellis, of River, preached for us 
yesterday and last night.— D. R. Snotcberger, 
Jan. 22 

Centre View, Ho, — Thechurch at Centre View hasof 
late been greatly edified and built up. First, 
through our last oouncil-meeting, held Deo. 28, 
and, lastly, through the labors of Bro. Bowman, 
of Glensted, Mo., who has just closed a series of 
meetings here, preaching thirty-two sermons. As 
a result eleven were baptized, art! three morehave 
made application for baptism. Others have been 
made to feel the 8 word of the Spirit, and appear 
to be not far from the kingdom. — Leroy Stcner, 
Jan. 23. 

Gypsnm, Bans.— The meetings mentioned in Bro. 
Davis' article, Gospel Messenger, No. 3, that 
were to be held in the western part of the Abilene 
district, are now in the past. The preaching was 
done by our home ministers. Though there were 
no accessions to the church, yet the memtera were 
all built up aud admonished to their duty. We 
expect to have a series of meetings in the central 
part of the district, commencing Feb. 10. Bro, 
Brown, of Missouri, is expected to conduct the 
meetings. — John I. Manon. 

Spring Biver, lo. — Jan. 17 Eld. 0. Holdeman 
reosived an urgent call to anoint sister Ren- 
acker, living in Lawrence County, the east end of 
our district,— a distance of thirty, seven miles. 
After a day'd drive, by private conveyance, accom- 
panied by tbe writer, we arrived there Jan 18, in 
the evening. I found her some better. Some 
members living in the neighborhood desired to be 
present, and were notified. The anointing was 
done in the morning. Several were present who 
never saw the rite pei formed before. As we could 
stay but a few days, arrangements were made for a 
few meetings. On account of rain we had no 
meeting until Sunday at 11 o'olock. We had 
good interest. One sister was baptized. We 
came home on Monday. To-night (Tuesday), we 
begin meetings at our churcbhouse. Bro. Samuel 
Edgecomb is expected to preach for us. — Samuel 
Gault, Avilla, Mo., Jan. 23. 

Laconia, Ind. — I visited the mission field in Ken- 
tucky, near Hodgdesnville about the latter part of 
December. I visited all the members from house 
to houBe aud held four preaching services at 
Mother Hill's house. Some of the members and 
others oould not attend on account of sickness, and 
under the circumstances we considered it not beet 
to stay longer. One encouraging feature about 
the work was, that the members desired to have 
meetings of tenor, and proposed to bear traveling 
expenses. We arranged to meet with them once 
a month, after April 1 or May 1. Two things are 
very essential, according to my judgment, in build- 
ing up the cause in a new field, — a faithful resi- 
dent minister and a church house of our own, in 
which to hold public services. I contemplate 
visiting the members living near Campbellsville, 
Ky., in the near future and hold some meetings. 
Some may wonder why the regular meetings are 
Bet to commence April or May. It is on account 
of orossing the Ohio Biver. Sometimes during the 
winter we could not cross at all, and at other 
times it was unsafe. To get the nearest route one 
must croBs by means of a skiff. To go by Louis- 
ville will cause double expense. — A. S. Gulp, Jan. 
24. 






El Reno, Okla. — I am here assisting the Brethrei 
We expect d to organize a church on the moi 
row, bat this is a very stormy day, and member 
are much scattered. We may not be able to 
complish the work. The Lord's will be doni 
We went np to Dover, recently, where we fonn 
some members, and received three applicants fi; 
baptism. We visited the Cottonwood chnicl 
and also did some work there. — A. W. Ausiii 
Jan. 23. 

Harlan, Iowa.— Brethren John W. Diehl an 
Joseph L. Myers, of Gnthrie Oonnty, came to i 
Jan. 12 and held meetings nntil the 21et We ha 
good meetings. Three came out on the Lord 
side and were baptized. We were encouraged at 
much built up. If we had a minist* 
located here, I think we could soon have a larg 
increase in our membership. We wonld be gig 
if some one would settle with us. Any one, wieb 
iug to change location, could do well to com 
here.— Nancy J. Miller, Jan. 26. 

Woodbory, Bedford Co., Fa.— We have just closed 
very interesting series of meetings. Eld. Jas. i 
Bell, of McKee's Gap, condncted the meeting 
He preached twenty-two soul-cheering sermon 
and did not shun to declare the whole counsel i 
God. Saints were encouraged, and sinnei 
warned to flee the wrath to come. There were n 
accessions, yet we trust the seed sown may 
bresd cast upon the waters, to be gathered u 
many days hence. Sinoe our last report one v, 
added to the ohuroh by baptism. — J. C. Stays 
Jan. 22. 

Osage, Kans.— December 10, Bro. Sidney Hod| 
den commenced a series of meetings for us. 
preached fifteen eermons, when, owing to his pa 
health, the_ meetings jjlosed. One was baptize 
'Saints were" encouraged and sinners made 
tremble. Jan. 7, the home ministers began 
series of meetings, during which one was reclaii 
ed. Two came out on the Lord's Bide and we 
baptized. We feel snre that others were made 
feel the need of a Savior, but put it off. We h« 
an evergreen Bunday school. — Pink Wolfe, Mo 
moiiih, Kans. 



insley, Hebr.— The members of the MudJ 
Valley ohuroh, Ouster Oonnty, have just closed 
series of meetings that have been a feast to thi 
souls. Bro. G. W. Stambaugh, of McOcol Jro 
tion, came to us Dec. 30, and continued preachi 
each evening, and on Sundayp, nntil Jan. 11, w 
we were re-enforced by the coming of Bro. S 
Forney, of Kearney, Nebr., and brethren A. 
Sanders and M. P. McOellion, of Bartoria, Nel 
On Friday, Jan. 12, we met in conDoil and w 
organized into a churoh. Elders G. W. St«i 
baugh and 8. M Forney were with us. Upon 
vestigation it was found that there r,re fiftf 
members located in this part of the State, fl 
wished to form themselves into a church, to 
known as the Muddy Valley church, Ouster ( 
Nebr. Bro. James McOrea was elected to 
ministry, and brethren May and D. M. Boil 
the office of deaoon. All were duly installed ii 
office, after which Bro. J. B. Mowery was app" 1 
ed treasurer, sister E. A. Beal, clerk, and ail 
Polly Worden, solicitor. On Saturday, Jan. 
the brethren and sinters held their first love-ft 1 
—likely the first ever held in this part of I 
State. The meeting was well attended, and 
joyed by all present. The meetings contra' 
night and day, till the 17th, when we closed * 
four baptized and two more applicants to 
baptized in the near future, making twenty nil 
bers in all.— [The above came to ns without 
name of the writer. As the news it contains ' 
be of interest to many of onr readers, we pot' 
the report with this explanation. — Ed]. 



tl 



February <i, 1894. 



THE GOSPEL MESSENGER. 



Bnrlinglon. W. Va.— Oar home meeting, of which I 
ent a report, at the end of the first week, wae 
ontinued daring the second week with good in- 
erest Seven more were baptized. On the even- 
ing of the 24th we met to organize a social meet- 
n g to meet every week. — Geo. Arnold, Jan, 25. 

Baconpin Creek, III. — Oar quarterly connoil was 
eld Jan. 20. Much business came before the 
nesting, bat all was disposed of in a very pleae- 
,nt manner. Letters of membership were read of 
Bro. Allen A. Oberlin and wife. Bro. Oberlin is 
minister in the first degree. He may be ad- 
dressed at Glen Carbon, Madison County, 111. 
Churches needing his labors will address as above 
enolosing stamp for reply). Our officers for the 
anday school were elected at the above meeting, 
and contributions to the Book and Tract Work 
md the missionary cause were not forgotten. A 
committee was appointed to secure a minister to 
hold a series of meetings at Litchfield, III., as soon 
is possible, as the work there is progressing nice- 
j. The Sunday school which began on the first 
anday in January is largely attended. About 
.25 scholars were present last Sunday. 
;)aite an interest is manifested concerning our 
Eaith and practice and some are near the kingdom. 
raise God for the awakening all along the linel 
Many are being born into Christ's kingdom. 
fad's blessings will be showered upon as, if we 
mly rely upon him. I am now at the White 
chnroh. Ind., preaching Christ. We have good 
,ttendance and good interest. — Michael Flory, 
fan. 27. 



CORRESPONDENCE. 



" Write what tooaseest, and .end It nnto the churches." 



BSTChurch Hews solicited lot this Department. H yon have had a 
jy Jettes*. .end » report ol It, .0 that other, may icjotce with yon. 
Ln wttttiz V«» — ne ot church, uounfy and State. Be brief. Notes ol 
Irave! should be as short as possible. Land Advertisements are not so* 
cited lor this Department. We have an advertising page, and, If neces- 
•iy, will issue supplements. 



Western Sufferers Esport. 



Previously reported, 82,717.79; Upper Twin 
3reek church, Ohio, $6.44; Maple Valley chnroh, 
'owa, additional contribution, S3; Ella Sawyer, 
md five others, Fayetteville, W. Va., $10; Linville 
ihnrch, Va,, $2.15; unknown, Virden, 111., S2; 
Maria Keiater, Mogadoro, Ohio, 50 cents; South 
Waterloo church, Iowa, $10; David Auaherman, 
Bnrkitsville, Md., $18 25; Shade Creek church, 

a., SI; Honey Greek church, Mo., $2; Wm. H. 

nlsinger, Ore Hill, Pa.. $11; D. O. Zigler, Stover, 
Va, S3; outsider, Franklin Grove, 111,, $5; Joanna 
Hryckler, Peabody, Kan?., 50 cents; Manor 
ihuroh, Md., $1; Boot Eiver church, Minn , $51.- 
'5; Buck Creek church, Ind., $1; West Branch 
'huroh, Iowa, $20; Pine Creek church, Ind., $2.50; 

M. Eby, Centre View," Mo., $5; Moses Miller, 
Dayton, Ohio, $1.25; a sister, Bradford, Ohio, 43 
s; Morrill church, Kens., $3; Woodbury 
ihnrch, Pa., $17.00; unknown, Waynesboro, Pa., 
'10; Mrs. D. Bartholomew, Batavis, 111., $5; a 
irotker, GoBhen Ind., $1; Harriet Beed, McLean, 
11-, S1.40; Louisa Davidson, Centerburg, Ohio, 
il'15; S. D. Maust, Preston, Minn.,$l; Elizabeth 
Waybill, Talmage, Pa., 40 cents; Hannah Good, 
Solmesville, Nebr., SOoents; a brother and family, 
dewberry Park, Oal., $2 30; Enoch Brnbaker, 
McPheraon, Kane., 16 cents; Coventry churob, 

»■. $10.14. Daniel Tanihan. 

McPherson, Kana , Jan. 23. 



Prom Roskilde, Denmark. 



We herewith send our united greeting and 
■hanks for all the good in money and prayers, and 
sacouragement through letters, both private and 



in GosrEL Messenger which tfe have received 

for our Mission ia Denmatk during the year 

1893, from our dear brethren and Bisters in 

America. May G d bless you all a hundred-fold 

for all the good done for him and his people, and 

may a rich blessing be with jcu in oil your work 

for our Lord and his kingdom the coming tew 

year, is our prayerl 

Our love- feast is among the things of the past 

It was kept with our old members in Hvidover on 

the evening of Christmas Day. We had a gocd 

meeting in the afternoon at 4 o'clock, but not 

many were present. Our love-feast was a blessed 

one, though but six memberB were present,— four 

brethren and two sisters. One brother walked 

about eighteen miles the night before the feast, 

in order to be at onr meeting, and commune with 

ub. It waB a long walk, but he said he was well 

paid for it by the great bleEBing received from our 

Lord in being with his brethren and sisters at the 

Lord's table. We felt that the Lord was with us, 

and will not Boon forget that blessed meeting. 

C. Hansen, Missionary. 

Dec. 31. 

. i » 

From the Mississinewa Church. 



Jan. 6 Bro. J. H. Miller commenced a series 
of meetings. He stayed until Jan. 25, preaching, 
in all, twenty-seven Bermons including eight day 
meetings. As an immediate result of the meet- 
ings we had four accessions to the church. They 
were " buried with Christ by baptism," otter the 
forenoon meeting on the 21st, in the presence of a 
large concourse of people. We think there were 
others who felt the need of a Savior, but had not 
the courBge to enlist. The members, in genera 1 
were encouraged on their way. We were all ad 
monished to our duty. Bro. Miller is a fearless 
defender of tho Truth. 

Daring our meeting occurred the funeral of onr 
young brother, Ora Yonnce, who died Jan. 13. 
The services were conducted by Bro. G. L. Stude- 
baker, assisted by Bro. J. H. Miller. This is the 
young brother who during his sfHtction oalled for 
the Brethren. Bro. G. L Studebaker baptized 
him Deo. 22. Calvin W. Hooke 

Jan. 25. 

Honoring the Father Too. 



We have a letter from a father who may be a 
little sensitive, and yet he writes some things that 
will do to think about. We make the following 
extract: 

" Some ideas, when th6y once become popular, 
may also become too delicate to be approached. 
What gave lise to a consideration of this subject, 
is the almost universal honor and respeot that is 
paid to the mother, either upon funeral occasions, 
in the pulpit, by the press or in the family circle. 
No honor is bestowed upon the father, but virtu- 
ally-he is set back as a domestic necessity. His 
work seems to be to provide for mother and the 
children, and no special honor is bestowed on 
him. Now, I don't think the Bible makes snch a 
wide distinction. It says to the children, ' Honor 
thy father and thy mother.' Here it makes no 
distinction. But man BBya, the three sweett&t 
names on earth are ' Mother, Home and Heaven.' 

"Now, in the majority oE cases, what would home 
be without the father, with his strong arms of 
support? Why not include the father, and say, 
'The four sweetest names oa earih?' Tue Bible 
speaks about noble women, but it says a good deal 
abont noble and righteous men too. I do not 
donbt but Christ had a good mother, but he did 
not seem to honor his mother more than even his 
brethren, for he laid, ' Behold my mother and ray 
brethren.' 



"It is evidently a thoughtless error, for a min- 
ister, or auy one else, to make the impression upon 
the hearts and minds of our children, that mother 
only deserves onr love, honor and respeot, and 
thereby cause them to regard father as being so 
distant. This canses children to lose the confi- 
dence and love that children onght to have for 
their father. Some children may have a better 
mother than father; others may have a better 
father than mother; and some have both a good 
father and a good mother. Now, if any are so nn- 
fortnnate in this way and one of the parents is not 
as good as the other, let, it, be considered the ex- 
ception and not the rule. I hope that henceforth 
ministers, parents and all will endeavor to implant 
the prinoiple in the hearts and minds of the 
children, to honor father and mother alike, as 
much ae possible." 

From the Donnel's Crook Church, Ohio. 



Beo. J. 0. MunitAY commenced a BorieB of meet- 
ings at our central house Jan. 6, aud closed Jan. 
21. He preached twenty-six sermons, full of 
Gospel truth. The attendance and interest were 
good. Three precious sonla accepted Christ, and 
were baptized into his church. May God bless 
them! Many others seemed atmoBt persuaded, 
but Satan said, "You ore young; wait awhile." 
There is great danger of waiting too long, and be- 
ing lost forever. 

We feel that Bro. Murray's visit with us wbb 
one of much profit to the church and to the 
world, if they hear aud take heed to the Gospel, ss 
it has been preached in Christ Jeans. Sister 
Murray was also with us thronghout the meetings. 
Her visit among us was much oppeciated. Sisters 
can do muoh in favor of Christ in their visits to 
the cburcheB, when they carry with them the 
simplicity of tho GoBpel, as becometh women pro- 
fessing godliness. I am, at this writing, with the 
Palestine ohurch, Ohio, preaching the Gospel. 
May God bless tho work 1 Henby Fbantz 

Forgy, Ohio, Jan. 23. 



From the Pleasant Valley Church, Ohio. 



This church is pressing on to victory, but not 
without strong opposition. Within a radius of 
fonr miles of the PleaBant Volley house, there 
are ten other ohurchhouees, representing the 
United Brethren, Methodist, Disciple, Christian, 
Baptist, end Evangelical churches. We have 
held two series of meetings this winter. Bro. 
Daniel Garver, of Farmeieville, Ohio, preached 
for us at the Jordan houBe. Three united with 
the chnroh at that time. Bio. Daniel has done 
much for us at this point toward building np the 
church. 

We have jnst oloBed a good series of meetings 
at the Valley house, oondncted by Eld. Levi 
Holsinger, of laloga, Ind. The whole communi- 
ty seemed to be aroused, and we regretted that he 
could not elay longer. Four were baptized and 
one restored. Thirty have been baptized since 
the organization here, and we have received a 
larger number by letter than have been lost by re- 
moval. This has increased our number encoura- 
gingly, but to build up a BtroDg ohurch where 
other denominations tase their churches estab- 
lished, means persistent, hard work. It would be 
wisdom, in our missionary wi rk, to commence 
«ork in the new selllemi nts at early as possible. 
Silas Gilbebt. 

Lighisville, Ohio, Jan. 24. 



Good men are sometimes in greater danger from 
speaking truth than evil men from 6peaking 
falsely, 



94 



THE GOSPEL M&SSKNGEI?, 



$&bmtf Q, 1894 



From Texas, 



Bro. John H. Peck, Secretary of the McPher- 
Bon Oollege, ia apanding the winter in Texas. He 
writes some very interesting letters for The Edu- 
cator, From one of these letters we call the fol- 
lowing; 

" We spent Christmas at Manvel, a small station 
on the Santa Fe road, thirty-eight miles from Gal- 
veston and thirty-one miles from HonBton by rail. 
This place is occupied almost exclusively by our 
brethren (the Dankarde). The first house was 
Bro. J. J. Wassam's real estate office, built less 
than two and a half years ago. The place now 
has about fifty buildings, one of which m a com- 
xnodioas church, belonging to our brethren, and 
tho only church iu town, The church member- 
ship at Manvel, within three miles of the town, is 
about 70. Eesident ministers are Eld. George 
Shively, William Leaman, George Elliott 

and Miller. We also met Eld. A. H. Puter- 

baugh, of Northern Indiana, and Bro. Leather- 
man, of Oonway Springs, who are at Manvel for 
their health, both being afflicted with diseased 
lunge. We had the pleasure of hearing Bro. 
Puterbaugh talk some at the morning service, and 
Bro. Leatherman in the evening. 

"The country at Manvel is very nearly level, 
having an altitude of only Beventy feet above the 
bay, which ia less than two feet to the mile; but 
the residents there seem to be in gcod spirits and 
claim that when the town company does the 
promised ditching, they will have sufficient drain- 
age, to carry off all the surplus water. 

"At Manvel I learned of another colony of 
Brethren recently located on the Santa Fe, only 
fifteen miles south of Houston, called Pearland ; so 
a week later I visited this place and was surprised 
to find about twenty members located there, 
among them Eld. David Bear, and J. P. Moomaw, 
a minister in tb« second degree, from Nebraska; 
also Bro. Shivelj, uf Chicago. Here, too, the town 
company donated eight ten-ajre tracts to the first 
eight actual settlers and our brethren got all of 
them. They also have a contract in which the 
oompany agrees to donate S500 toward the erection 
of a meeting-house. The Brethren at Manvel and 
Pearland are to be commended for being the first 
to plant tho banner of tho cross at these two 

places." _^_^_ 

Marking Bibles. 



arrival hare Nine have been received into the 
church by letter, aul ten by baptitm. 

On Christmas D-iy we met for services, and 
talked about oar Blessed Master and his mission 
into the world. After services we had the pleasure 
of receiving one that was made willing to come 
into the fold of Christ, and waB baptized. He was 
in his seventy- second year, and had lived in the 
Methodiat faith for a number of years, Truly the 
harvest is great, but the laborers are few. Will 
not some well-established brethren oome and help 
U9 contend for the faith once delivered to the 
saints? We have a good country and mild climate. 
J, O. Bkubakeb. 

Jan. 13. 

Through Kocheater, New York, runs the Gen- 
esee river, between Bteep a-, d crooked banks. On 
one occasion a gentleman, who lived in the city, hed 
jast arrived by train from a journey. Ee was 
anxious to go home and meet his wife and chil- 
dren. He was hurrying along the streets, with a 
bright vision of home in his mind, when he saw 
on the bank of the iiver a lot of excited men. 
" What is the matter," he shouted. They re- 
plied, "A boy's in the water I " 'Why don't you 
save him? " he asked. In a moment, throwing 
down his carpet-bag and pullicg off his coat, he 
jumped into the stream, graaptd the boy in his 
arms, struggled with him to tbe shore, and, as he 
wiped the water from his drippirg face and 
brushed back the hair, he exclaimed, " Heaven, it 
is my boy!" He plunged in for the boy of some 
one else and saved his own He bad received 
,( good measure, pressed down," for a oourageons 
and humane action. 



Matrimonial. 



I WA3 pleased and interested in the suggestion 
in Gospel Messenger saying, "Hark your 
Bibles." I have an improvement to suggest. I 
nee an ordinary indelible pencil. Then I have 
nnmerals, letters and different short signs to in- 
dicate different subjects. On a blank leaf or 
leaves I have an index for reference. By this 
means I can do my marking as I trace the sub- 
jects, whether at my desk or in a depot, waiting 
for a train. This I conld not do with ink. If any 
one has a better systtm, let Li.o Messenger read- 
ers have the benefit of it. 

J. D. Haughtelin. 



From Crescent City, Ok. Ter. 



The members of the Mt. Hope church are still 
pressing on as best they can. We have eleven 
regular appointments for preaching this month, 
besides a Sunday school each Lord's Day. Our 
average attendance for last quarter was fifty. A 
social meeting u held every Tuesday evening, and 
a Bible class on Thursday evening. These are all 
attended with good interest, aDd more calls for 
preachijg. B„-o. Landisand the writer do abont 
all the preaching. Br ■. Burns is getting old and 
and does not tffioiate much, still we are trying to 
do what we can. We are encouraged since our 



BLACK — SEIGHT.— By the undersigned, at his residence, 
Shady Grove, Franklin Co., Pa , Jan. 18, 1S94, Bro. Daniel U 
Black and sister Ida K. Selght. Wm. C. Koontz. 

LONG— DETWILER.— At the residence o£ the officiat. 
Ing minister, the undersigned, near Roaring Spring, Pa., Jan, 
11, 1894, Bro. Joseph P. Long to Elizabeth Detwller. 

J. R. Stayer. 

HOLLINGER— WISE.— Near Booth Kans., in the Pleas- 
ant View Congregation, Jan. 14, 1894, by A F. Miller, Mr. 
Jacob Hollinger, of Franklin County, Fa., to sister Susie 
Wise. Gh©. W. Kbhdy. 

HUNGERFORD— ALLUM.— By the undersigned, at his 
residence, Jan. 14, 1S94, Mr. Alfred Hungerford and Miss 
Mlr.nie Allum, both of the vicinity of Deep River, Iowa. 

H. R.. Taylor. 

KEENEY— STRUMEL.— At the residence of the bride's 
parents, at Gettysburg, Pa , Jan. 3, 1894, by Eld. T. J. Kolb. 
Bro. Milton P. Keeney, of Lineboro, Md,, and sister Sallie B. 
Strumel, daughter of Bro. Urias Strumel. T.J. Kolb. 

KRUSE— ARMSTRONG. — At the residence of the 
bride's parents, near Tilton, Iowa, Jan. 14. 1S94, Mr, Frank 
William Kruse and Miss Cora Eliza Armstrong, all of Powe- 
shiek County, Iowa. Isaac Barnhizrr. 

ETTER— HENRY.— At the residence of the bride's 
parents, near Chambersburg, Pa., Jan. 17, 1S94, by the under- 
signed, Mr. Edgar S. Etter, son of Eld. Henry Etler, cf Beau- 
tiful, Pa,, to sister Katie M. Henry. Wm. A. Anthony. 

BEELMAN— BIGHAM.— By the undersigned, Dec. 24, 
1893, Mr. Geary J. Beelman and Miss Ida Estella Blgham.of 
near Chicago, Ohio. ' S. A. Walker. 

HOOVER— BENBOW.— Jan. 5, 1894, by Bro. Walter 
Guslin, at his residence, Bro. Joe Hoover and Miss May B=n- 
bow, of Sulphur Springs, Ind. 



Fallen Asleep. 



" Blessed arc the dead which die Id the Lord." 



AINSWORTH.— In the Wacanda congregation, Ray Co., 
Mo., Jan. 12, 1894, of consumption, Bro. John Alnsworth, 
aged about 70 years, He was born at Denton, Lancashire, 



England. His companion (a sister) preceeded him to lh( 
spirit land about eight years. They leave six children, threeol 
whom are members of the church. He spent about eighteen 
years in the service of his Master, and to the last expreBsed 
himself as ready to leave this world. Funeral services bi 
Bro. S. B. Shlrky. J. H. Shirk*. 

NEWMAN. — In the Cherry Grove congregation, Garrett 
County, Md., Jan. 9, 1894, Washington Newman, aged jj 
years. He was at one time a member of the Brethren church, 
Funeral services conducted by the writer. 

David M. Merrill. 

HORNER.— In Cambria County, Pa., Jan. 4, 1894, friend 
Edward C. Horner, aged 37 years and 24 days. He was 1 
married man and leaves a wife and one child, Funeral serv- 
ices by Eld. Long, of the Progressive Brethren and the 
writer, from Job 16: 22. David Hildhbrand, 

NININGER.— At Talent, Oregon, Jan. 15, 1894, sister 
Margaret (Firestone) Nininger, aged 76 years and 9 month* 
She was married to Bro. Christian Nininger in Botetourt 
County, Va , who preceded her to the spirit world May 17, 
1883. They emigrated to Indiana from Virginia, thence to 
Missouri, then to Kansas, and finally to Oregon in 
To their union were born ten children. Seven of them are 
still living, — one a minister, and one a deacon. Shewasi 
faithful n embsr for fifty years or more. Her disease was U 
Grippe. In consequence of other sickness, bad weather and 
bad roads, her funeral will be preached the first Sunday in 
February. Susan M. Rhodes. 

LEGRONE.— Dec. 2, 1893, Mrs. Christian Legrone, and 
next day Bro. Christian Legrone, both In the 82nd year of their 
age. Death occurred to the brother 2iJ^ hours after that of 
his wife. Mrs. Legrone being a member of the Lutherac 
church, D. A. Park, of the Reformed church and the wrlffl 
were called to attend the funeral. They were bo'h burled Id 
one grave. S. A. Walker. 

ANKNEY. — Near Sycamore, Wyandot County, Oh'o, 
Jan. 12, 1894, Bro., Isaac Ankney, aged 69 years, 11 month* 
and 27 days, On the evening of his death he came into the 
house and re quested h's wife to bathe h!s breast, to relieve him 
of some pain he had there, and while she was making the tp» 
plication, he died in his chair. Brother Ankney joined the 
church in 186S, and soon after was elected to the mlnlstrj, 
Funeral discourse by the writer, assisted by Bro. S. M. Loose 

, S. A.^W'^RR. 

ALTIS.— In the Greenwood church, Texas County, Mo. 
Jan. 16, 1894, Catharine Altls, aged 91 years, 7 months and i 
days. Sister Altls was born In Pittsylvania County, Vi 
Afer her marriage, in 1824, she moved to Franklin County 
Virginia, and tn 18S2 to Texas County, Missouri. She wii 
the mother of eleven children, of whom five survive her, 
Sister Altls was a member of the Brethren church for 31 
years. Funeral services were held at the church, Jan. 17, con- 
ducted by Bro. J. T. Mason and Bro. Dove,, from Job 14: 1. 

J.M. Atkins. 

THOMSON.— At Plymouth Ind., Fannie Thomson, aged 
23 \ ears, 7 months and 25 days. Funeral services by J. H" 
derbrand. Clara Summers. 

SEESE.— Near Hamlet, Stark Co., Ind., Wm. Seese, soi 
of brother and s'ster Seese, aged 17 year?, 2 months and i 
days. Funeral services by J. Hilderbrand. 

Clara Summers, 

TULLY.— Tn the Solomon Creek congregation, HarieyC 
Tully, son of Levi and sister Tully, aged 9 years and 
months. Funeral conducted by the writer. 

Hiram Forney. 

FELL.— At Myrtle Point, Oregon, Martha A. Fell, dauj* 
ter of J. H. and Louisa Roberts, aged 26 years, 3 months, an 
21 days. She leaves a husband and three children. 

ROBERTS.— At the above-nam^d place and at the sail 
time, Grade May Roberts, daughter of the above-nam' 
parents, aged 11 years, 8 months, and 9 days. Thus W 
sisters lay side by side before us. Funeral services conduct* 
by the Methodist minister, R. C. Blackwell, and the writer. 
S. S. BarkloW. 

GOOD. — In theEphrata church, Lancaster Co, Pa., J* 1 
7, 1894, sister Emma, wife of Martin Good, aged 36 JW 
2 months and 9 days. She leaves a husband and two chlldr* 
The cause of her death was consumption. Funeral servW 
by Bro. S. E. Yundt, of Mt. Morris, 111., assisted by Eld- 
Wenger. David Kilhhfnbb- 

IHRIG.— In the Spring Branch church, Benton Co.. 
Jan. 5, 1894, Bro. Geo. N. Ihrig, aged 48 years, 10 mow 
and 3 days. Deceased was a faithful deacon and a ze*'* 
worker in the church and Sunday school. He was born 
Indiana March 2, 1845, and moved with his parents to " 
sourl in 1857. He leaves a wife and several child 1 * 
Funeral was preached by Bro. James Campbell, »* 
Psa. 90: 12. Burr E. Breshea* 5 ' 



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MILLER.— In the City otHunlington.Ind , 
in the Clear Creek congregation, of heart dis- 
ease, Alma May Miller, daughter of Miner 
Miller, aged 4 years, ic months, and 6 days. 
Funeral services by Eld. Noah Fisher, at the 
home of the parents. 

KITCH.— At Huntington, Ind., Jan. 13, 
1894, Ola Maud Kltch, aged 9 years, 3 months 
and 18 days. Disease, diphtheria. Funeral 
services by Eld. Noah Fisher, in the Brethren 
church at River. D. H. Skowbkrger. 

HOLDERNESS.— Near Manvel, Texas, 
Dec. 11, 1893, of consumption, Mary E., wife 
of Wm. H. Holderness and daughter of Tyler 
and sister Margaret Sprague, aged 30 years, 
11 months and 4 days. She was born In Mas- 
sachusetts Jan. 7, 1S63, and married to Wm. H. 
Holderness May 17, 18S0. Funeral by Mr. 
Dunlavy. Interment in the Manvel cemetery. 

S. CORRHLL. 

'' STEHMAN. — In Manheim, Lancaster 
Co, Pa., Jan. 11,1894, of P^sy, Bro. Henry 
E. Stehman, aged 76 years, and 2 months. 
His wife preceded him nearly five years. 
Four daughters, one son, and one step daugh- 
ter remain. At the time of his death he was 
In the mill, talking with one of the men, when 
all at once he gave a little moan and fell 
back. They caught him and sent for the 
doctor, but life was gone. Funeral at the 
Brethren meeting-house near by, and con- 
ducted by the home mlnlsteis, assisted by 
Simon Yundt, of Mt. Morris, 111. 

AnnaE. Light, 

WALKER. — In the Midland church, 
Prince Wil lam Co., Va., Jan. 11, 1894, oi In " 
flammatlon of the brain, Russel Lehman 
Walker, son of Bro. Elmer and sister Emma 
Walker, aged 1 year, 4 months and 5 days. 
Interment was made In the Valley cemetery, 
Jan. 12. Funeral services by Eld. J. S. Hol- 
singer and A. L. Conner, from Mark 10: 
14-16 J. E. Elough. 

i^yCW ISOMER-— In_Polk County, Nebi\, 
JarTricj, 1S94, "Henry' Angle Newcomer, son 
of brother Martin and sister Kate Newcomer, 
aged 19 years and 4 months. Deceased was 
born in Washington County, Md , Sept. 19, 
1874. He was a fskhiul and loving son. 
Long ago he assumed the duti is and cares of 
home, thus relieving father and rro'.her. He 
suffered for four months with a cut on the 
knee, which at first seemed only trlv'al. 
Funeral services at ihe Wayland church, 
conducted by Eld. Klngolver, assisted by 
Eld. Draper. 

PLATTZ— In the Shlpshewana church, 
Lagrange Co., Ind.; Jan. 14, 1894, fiiend 
George Plaltz, aged 75 years, 2 months and 
16 days. Funeral occasion Improved by the 
writer, from 2 Tim. 4: 6. 

Eld. Benjamin Leer. 

SWIHART. — In. the Walnut church, 
Marshall County, Ind., Mary Swihart (nee 
Thomas), wife of Mathlas Swihart, aged 75 
years, 1 monih and 8 days. She leaves an 
aged companion, six sons, and three daugh- 
ters. Mother was a consistent member of 
the German Baptist Brethren church for 
nearly sixty years. Funeral services by Eld. 
J. H. Sellers, from Rev. 14: 12-13. 

Neri Swihart. 

MORELOCK— In the Union church, 
Marshall Co., Ind., Jan. 16, 1894, Bro. George 
A. Morelock, aged 73 years, 5 months, and 
15 days. He was born in Dusseldorf, Ger- 
many, and emigrated to America in 1847. 
He has been a member of the German Bap- 
tist Brethren church for a number of years. 
He leaves a loving wife, five sons and two 
daughters. Funeral services by the writer, 
from Jer. 31: 16. Daniel Snell. 

STUDYBAKER. — In the Eel River 
church, Kosciusko Co., Ind., Jan. 21, 1894, 
sister Catharine Studybaker, aged 39 years, 
11 months and 12 days. She united with the 
German Baptist church in October, 1879, 
and lived a c